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Churchill Downs

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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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We were so happy to hear that during our visit to Louisville there was a race during our stay... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great fun!!!

We had so much fun going to Churchill Downs with our young kids. the tickets were very cheap , was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kobi s
Youngstown, Ohio
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

We were so happy to hear that during our visit to Louisville there was a race during our stay. There is free parking and also a lot a little closer for $5. The grounds are just beautiful. Be sure to check out the Paddock where...More

Thank Denise0955
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had so much fun going to Churchill Downs with our young kids. the tickets were very cheap , was $3 a kid. we bet on horses and it was so much fun! the kids enjoyed it so much, it was a lot of fun!!...More

Thank kobi s
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and impressive. Enjoyed the walking tour and bus tour. Learning the history was great and the staff made us feel so welcomed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't have a lot of time at churchill downs but we did have time for short tour of the barn and backside through the museum. The tour guide was amazing and i had no idea all those horses lived there all the time. Next...More

Thank nestingdoll
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Churchhill Downs is a great race track with a historic background. The grounds are beautiful, and the people were great! We watched a few races, and had a couple of mint julep's which were part of the experience. Don't go to Louisville and miss it!

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gave it a four because well...it's home of the Kentucky Derby! The grounds are pretty average. (Del Mar and Arlington are nicer/cleaner) Had to try a mint julip ($10 in a commerative glass). Im not a huge boubon fan so couldn't tell if it was...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were here for a private event in September and our experience was absolutely fantastic!!! They even ran two horse races for us an an exhibition! The buffet selection was fantastic. I had a deconstructed Hot Brown sandwich (local favorite) and delicious crepes with a...More

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place if you love horse racing. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the tour was nice. The history behind the track was interesting and seeing the grounds from a different propestive was unique. Nice short tour

Thank krickett1027
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Called off whilst on our way to Lexington during our trip from the UK. Had no idea what to expect as we had never been to a horse race before. Well I would certainly recommend it, from the moment arriving when we were confused were...More

Thank Frankie030
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice but not as nice as I expected. Apparently they let you smoke and if you're under the roof to avoid the sun be prepared to smell lots of smoke.

Thank CUtraveller
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1 August 2017|
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Response from rosyjoesph | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you call the Musem. The Churchill Down Museum won't disappoint any first time visitors with all of its historical and present day information. The Musem is kept updated annually.
8 July 2017|
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Response from belindaky | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there are several tours available for Churchill Downs but not all tours are everyday. Look on the Kentucky Derby Museum website and you will see a link for "Plan a Visit" and from there you will see the different... More
19 June 2017|
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Response from Delsia M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't live there,but I have been to the track. We found that the website offers updated race information. Have fun and I hope this helps.