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“A Bit of History”
Review of Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs
Ranked #4 of 171 things to do in Louisville
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Owner description: This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A Bit of History”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

How can you not go to Louisville and not see the site of the Kentucky Derby? Go on a race day (even if not for the derby), have a mint julep, wager a little and take part in the action. Not to be missed!

Visited October 2012
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Louisville
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“And They're Off!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Churchill Downs with its historic twin spires is well worth a visit when you're in Louisville. Learn some thoroughbred racing history as you stroll through the paddock area, enjoy the fabulous glass sculpture hanging in one entry and the blown glass track and grandstands replica upstairs. If your visit is during racing season, get into the box seats near the finish line. Enjoy!

Visited May 2012
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Oreland, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“And They're Off”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Same review as for the Derby Museum, I guess I switched the attractions. The review for the Derby Museum should have been titled Churchill Downs. Sorry about that. Both are fabulous and are a must see!

Visited November 2012
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“And They're Off...”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Returned to CD in Mid-November for the first time since 1973. Due to the size of the place, navigation can be difficult, however, there is adequate help and resources to guide you. There is a charge for the Museum and addition charges for each tour you might take sponsored by the Museum staff. Took the backside tour which was conducted while riding in a van. We were only allowed out once and not very near any of the barns. Only the guide spoke to us, none of backside personal. Racing was great and weather on our visit very nice, making it a nice day at the races.

Visited November 2012
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dayton ohio
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“Awesome Millionaires Row”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Wonderful food, view of Finish Line and easy access to betting windows. Such fun for small groups of 8 at each table. There is an outside balcony for standing room as you can easily watch the races from this point of view or stay inside and watch on TV monitors.

Visited November 2012
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