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Churchill Downs

#4 of 176 things to do in Louisville Features Animals
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
+1 502-636-4400
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Worth visiting

Touring Churchill Downs was part of the Louisville Kentucky Derby visit. Fun to see what a huge... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Palo Alto, CA
A not to miss attraction!

We went on a behind the scenes tour. What a great experience! This track is so full of history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Owensboro, KY
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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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“horse racing” (290 reviews)
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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Touring Churchill Downs was part of the Louisville Kentucky Derby visit. Fun to see what a huge production and facility this it. Was very surprised to realize that all horse bets are done in cash and just how many security guards are hired for this...More

Thank 13AnnD13
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a behind the scenes tour. What a great experience! This track is so full of history and our tour guide was just a delight!

Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent the day at Churchill Downs and it was very inexpensive. We stayed for all the races an did a little paramutual betting and had a Mint Julip and received a souvenir mug. My granddaughter said that was a favorite part of her trip.

Thank rgflo64
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just did the basic tour, which was interesting, although a little unorganized. There were so many people signed up for our time slot that they made two groups, but they were somewhat haphazard about dividing us up, and I think one group was bigger...More

Thank Tink-n-Peter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking tour of the area and track. Very interesting and worth the time. Information on triple crown, race day preparations , jockeys and the track. So much more to it than I realized.

Thank Adolphine
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hands down the best tour with Ms. Angie. She had alot of knowledge and stories to tell. Not a dull moment in the tour. We were able to meet some of the handlers and trainers and experience all of the things that happen on a...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is simply nspiring to see the work that goes into a great race horse. Walking around this place inspires one with elegance, charm and history. Be sure to visit the museum, then have a nice lunch in the local restaurant.

Thank Cowboy0
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have a horse lover so we decided to come over to Churchill Downs for a race day. We were pleasantly surprised to realize we could get seats to see a race for a fairly reasonable price. We brought three of our children and they...More

Thank CLFoxx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit especially if you have ever watched the Kentucky Derby. Several escorted tours available - a little on the pricey side but includes admission to the museum which is wonderful.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been to Churchill Downs and the museum is nice because you can see the horse track and visit with some horses and have a great family experience.

Thank kevsChina
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7 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
18 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.
11 June 2017|
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Response from Brandi M | Reviewed this property |
Honestly downtown Louisville has several nice hotels I would suggest Aloft they are very nice and about 10 mins away