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Churchill Downs

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#4 of 173 things to do in Louisville Features Animals
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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Wonderful experience! Take the tour! Visit the museum. The movie is brief but fantastic! Barry was... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2016
Beverly F
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Not what I was expecting

It's not the way it looks on TV. Off of a very busy, confusing highway. I was hoping to see... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2016
Diane S
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
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+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Take the tour! Visit the museum. The movie is brief but fantastic! Barry was our tour guide and he was excellent! I have now definitely added attendance to a Derby to my Bucket List!

Thank Beverly F
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

It's not the way it looks on TV. Off of a very busy, confusing highway. I was hoping to see beautiful pastures, rolling hills, etc. Not

Thank Diane S
Reviewed July 14, 2016

This wasn't my first trip to the Downs, but it was the first time I had been when there were no races. It's certainly a historical site and the museum is pretty nice, but if you want the real experience, you should see a horse...More

Thank susiespy
Reviewed July 14, 2016

First horse racing event I ever attended. Didnt expect it to be much fun, but with a bit of betting it is. Very nice venue, lot of flair, lots of fun. Will come again!

Thank legrandviper
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were able to visit Churchill Downs the last weekend of Spring racing. This was great fun for us. Our seats were at the finish line and we enjoyed 10 races. Staff we encountered were very helpful to us newbies.

Thank 281larryg
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Toured the museum during a short visit. Definitely do the walking tour. It's included in your admission. Our guide was knowledgable and passionate about everything Churchill downs

Thank Grace C
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Place was really cool. Our problem was that we got there late as things were beginning to wind down for the day so we didn't get to go on any tours. The museum was interesting however and a great gift shop. We hope to be...More

Thank Leroy H
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I love going to Churchill Downs. It's always a good time, even if you lose. The place is beautiful and I love watching the horses. You can spend as little or as much money as you want and still have a good time.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the actual Derby and also went on the museum and tour several times. This was my 3rd visit. My group was thrilled and yours will be too. Historical, cool and awesome.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed July 13, 2016

go several times a year and always have a great time. just a few buck to get in so a great value to experience the history of this place.

Thank William S
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Peggy B
If there is a thunder storm do the horses still race ? What seats are out of the weather? We are thinking of coming down this weekend.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from BW639 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they will run in the rain, but not if there's lightning and thunder. There is a good portion of seats under cover. You'd have to call the track to get the location. It was great fun when we went. Try the mint... More
Matthew R
I have bought 6 tickets for the box seating in sec 221 for this Sunday. The 6 tickets are for adults, but will I be able to bring my child in also to our box?
May 12, 2017|
Response from Marlene152 | Reviewed this property |
I think you had best check with Churchill Downs. I've seen children before but I would think they will need ticket as well. Years ago we took our kids and if they had a seat, we had to pay. Better safe than sorry - confirm.
barbara h
Food service
May 5, 2017|
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Response from MagicmanOH | Reviewed this property |
During racing days, most things are open. The Derby Café is open other times as well.