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“The Kentucky Derby”
Review of Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs
Ranked #3 of 178 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The Kentucky Derby”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

When you're here be sure to spend some time visiting the Derby Museum you'll find out many interesting facts about the horses that won the Kentucky Derby . The most famous horse race in the whole world, that is the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Beautiful park with a variety of things to do”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We have been to Churchill Downs several times for corporate outings, Derby, Oaks and Downs After Dark. Great history in racing, good facilities, food, etc. Particularly enjoyed the Derby museum which has a large 4 player horse racing video game, 360 degree history video room and a nice souvenir shop. If you are in town late summer Friday afternoon/nights, I highly recommend checking to see if Downs After Dark is on the calendar. We enjoyed the social atmosphere, music and of course horse racing. Mixed crowd dressed from casual to "dress to impress."

Visited May 2013
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Central Oregon
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“Great Times”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

My husband and I spent our first day in Louisville at Churchill Downs. It was a Friday and they had open races. We had expected to stay for a few races and go but we had so much fun we stayed all day. Lovely grounds, fun people, and we won!

Visited November 2013
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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“Not worth going in the offseason”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

It was cool too see, but going in the winter meant limited access and very little going on. I want to go back and see a race.

Visited December 2013
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Denver
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“Excitement and Fun!”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Love to spend time in a beautiful place and still be able to talk with the friend you went with? Like horses? Then this is the place for you! Don't miss the chance to go to the races while in Louisville. Churchill Downs is a great place to watch the horses! You can get up close and even say hello to the jockeys. It doesn't matter if you don't gamble either. You don't have to. Visit the great museum too.

Visited June 2013
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