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Kentucky Derby Museum

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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
+1 502-637-1111
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The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
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+1 502-637-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum and tour of Churchill Downs are well worth your time. The 18 minute film in the museum’s high-tech, surround-screen theater is amazing. We had lunch in the museum’s cafe and highly recommend their Kentucky Hot Brown signature dish. And of course, we had...More

1  Thank karenkunkel1107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is awesome and gives the participants a glimpse in to the history and excitement of the greatest 2 minutes in horse racing! Excellent visuals and surround experience to make one feel a part of the Derby experience.

Thank Howard G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the guided tour to hear the stories of past winners and the workings of the track. Great info on the Kentucky Derby. Stay for the 18 minute movie.

Thank CathyH474
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in town the week before the Kentucky Derby but we are NOT horse race fans. Despite this, we enjoyed the museum and the included tour. Lots of interesting history.

Thank Jeffrey L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For someone who has almost no knowledge of horse racing, I found this place to be very interesting and enjoyable. Your admission ticket includes the 30 minute history tour, but this part was just okay. We paid extra for the 60 minute Barn and Backside...More

1  Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits about the history of the Derby and Churchill Downs. Trophies, jockey uniforms, hats and many other memorabilia items on display. We also did the backside tour and saw the barns and learned about how the horses are housed and trained at this facility....More

1  Thank Krazykat26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So knowing nothing about horse racing and nothing more than the name the Kentucky Derby, this visit to the museum was definitely a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this if you are in Louisville. During our walking tour we were able to watch...More

2  Thank wmcutie04
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm super glad we stopped in and checked it out. The offer additional tours you can book online. All the staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the video at the beginning of the tour about the history of the Kentucky Derby and the horses. It was a neat experience to get to go out and see the race track. It's a great one-time experience - maybe a little on...More

1  Thank Cowboys1995
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see all of the wonder of the Kentucky Derby up close. Interactive fun for all ages, fun hats, and history. Well worth the money. Even had the chance to see a grass race! Easy to get horse fever!

Thank Louise W
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Bob S
7 May 2018|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
If you are coming through Louisville and have never beem to the backside of this remarkable facility, yes, by all means, take the backside tour. And, go as early as possible as you may get a chance to see some of the... More
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Horselover71
29 July 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
The Museum is very casual! If you join in the historic walking tour (included with general admission) or add on one of our additional tours there is a lot of walking--and much of it on cobblestone/paver areas of the... More
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Rhonda K
19 March 2017|
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Response from lenglish2016 | Property representative |
Hi! You could spend the whole day with us or plan just a few hours! It's easy to customize your visit with us, depending on adding specialty tour. Check out our website for more.
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