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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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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!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse racing” (382 reviews)
“kentucky derby” (360 reviews)
“walking tour” (207 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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 4 days ago via mobile

My mother and I stopped on a road trip. Great stop. The movie was fantastic. The tour was very informative and interesting. The walking tour of the track and paddock was awesome. A must see if you love horse racing.

Thank Maxcie S
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for making us a stop! We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this place. It is not large so you can see it in less than an hour. There ares some interactive displays and films.

Thank akdave
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 5 days ago

My initial ranking would have been poor, but I decided to go with Average based on the fact that I am not a HUGE horse racing fan or history buff about the Kentucky Derby. There were a lot of fashion displays, trophies, etc. on the...More

Thank Jeannie K
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I recently visited the Kentucky Derby Museum on a Monday morning. What a wonderful surprise!! I had no idea what to expect, and I loved it. Please do the tour. It is so informative and very cool to walk down close to the track. The...More

Thank allthewrightstuff
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

See you back here for the first Saturday in May! Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun thing to do! We do not go to track or watch the Derby but loved this place! The museum tour was interactive and entertaining. The admission includes a walking tour of Churchill Downs. If you check the website there are horse...More

Thank whitesox18
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping in. We appreciate it and your positive feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits were interactive and the museum is very well organized. Admission was fair at $15 and included a walking tour. The film was incredibly moving and the staff was entertaining. I would highly recommend taking one of the other tours. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Lisa T
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Excellent feedback! Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum. Very interesting tour of Churchill Downs Guide knew his history very well. Museum was well laid out, short video well made. Fun things to watch and do.

Thank devpj
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed it! We appreciate your positive feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full of history and fantastic paraphernalia pertaining to the Kentucky Derby. The showcases are full of information and titbits for the horse race lovers in you. Some of the fashion items are a little excentric but great to see. Nice to see...More

Thank doll541
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting with us. We appreciate your great review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the hat collection. They offer must take tours. The movie they show is only 20 minutes long and is so well done. Great museum.

Thank emmadyl
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the awesome feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum and tour were wonderful! We want to return for the Derby now! We enjoyed the movie, the interactive exhibits and the whole experience!

Thank Laframabe
lenglish2016, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Derby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Come on back in May! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.

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Horselover71
28 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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Robyn S
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brandon Cliffor S | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. The museum is open year round but the horse races don't start until April 1st.
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