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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 best thing to actually being at the Derby! As the exclusive tour provider for Churchill Downs Racetrack, various tours are offered throughout the year even when the track isn’t in session with live racing. 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, access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe and much more!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
South Side
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had friends visiting from out of town and decided to take them to the museum. I was expecting it to be lame since I grew up in town but I was surprised at how wrong I was. They did a great job of explaining...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an interesting museum located right next to the race track and I’m sure you could spend 3 hours there if you’re really interested in horse racing, I only spent 2 hours there. I arrived at a good time though as the 18 minute...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is a great plave to visit. Very gun. Worth the extra to add Barn and Backside van tour. Everyone so friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of our stops on a 4-H trip to Louisville, Ky. My daughter and I both love horse's and history. Man this place was full of both. Learn about the history of the race.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum. We also took the behind the track tour. It was worth every penny. We were lucky enough to see Justify cool down. The guide was friendly and full of information. We would definitely recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an event there for business and was not sure what to expect. Not being a big "Horse Racing" fan I will say that I was very impressed with the information that was there. interesting. And the 360* movie was amazing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a tour of the museum prior to spending the day at Churchill Downs. Museum has a lot of great Kentucky Derby history and the movie is very nicely done. And there's are some very good hands on exhibits and activities. There are several...More

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time we have been here, enjoyed it again definitely need to Bring the camera so much to see, a nice little cafe. Another must see while staying in Louisville.

Thank JulieRichardT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a memorable tour. The movie will leave you with chills and tears of pride. Seeing Secretariat, my favorite, brought proud tears of joy to see her again in all her glory.

Thank Liz22407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool museum to visit if you love horses in general and moreso if you love horse racing. Not as big as I would have thought but was still worth the visit. The tour was short but very informative and you get to see Churchill Downs...More

Thank StackyMaryland
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Bob S
6 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
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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