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“Nice piece of Americana history”

Kentucky Derby Museum
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Ranked #4 of 176 things to do in Louisville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day! Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby. When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! Our exhibits will take you through the journey from the birth of the foal to the winner's circle. Find yourself in the middle of Kentucky Derby week activities and Derby traditions. Or you can take in the view of the track on Derby Day from the middle of the Infield. We are the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack offering tours 7 days a week. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice piece of Americana history”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

This place was enjoyed by our entire family, along with the nearby Horse Park. The history of the Derby is interesting and fun.

Don't try to go during the Derby, there are too many people.

Visited June 2013
Thank magsdj
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good experience with enough to see”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great place for racing buffs, beautiful little museum with a 360 degree theatre. They have a nice 4 player horse racing video game system, lot's of memorabilia, and a great gift shop.

Visited May 2013
Thank Stan D
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Central Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

I thought this museum was very well done and provided really great information. The movie that is shown in the middle of the museum was fantastic.

Visited November 2013
Thank Travelcoug
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Surprisingly great”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

I was never into horse racing before, but went through on a visit. it was really cool. Lots of historical information, interactive displays, some cool videos, and tons to look at.
It was really interesting to walk through this place, and I really want to go back for the derby!

Visited December 2013
Thank Chuck F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place for an event”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had a work christmas party here, it was an amazing experience having full private access to the museum. Food was great, the service was great. Cannot say enough good things.

Visited January 2013
Thank Josh W
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