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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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And Their Off

Arrived around 9:15AM and was able to join the 9:30 tour. Our tour guide 'Bob' was delightful and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Thomas P
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Tour Takes a Lot Longer Than Two Minutes

The Kentucky Derby may be the fastest two minutes in sports, but the tour of the Kentucky Derby... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MaritaGodfrey
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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” (299 reviews)
“box seats” (59 reviews)
LOCATION
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
South Side
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+1 502-636-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived around 9:15AM and was able to join the 9:30 tour. Our tour guide 'Bob' was delightful and full of interesting facts, figures, history and more. The tour itself probably lasted 30 minutes and we saw the most important and historical aspects of the racetrack....More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kentucky Derby may be the fastest two minutes in sports, but the tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs takes a lot longer. Before and after your guided tour, you may spend as much time as you like in the Kentucky Derby...More

Thank MaritaGodfrey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got to Churchill later in the day and were interested in seeing the old girl. The tour was $15 a head. We were collected at the lobby, taken outside by a guide who knew less than some in the group, told some information with...More

Thank Sammeee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent the bit extra and took yhe hour long back stable tour and were quite entertained by the extra personalized stories and memories of out your guide, a lovely lady/ a retired school teacher. She actuaĺly gave us homework and assigned us the task...More

Thank admilligan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Living in upstate New York i frequented the historic Saratoga race track, but this is unlike anything I have seen before. Amazing venue with a lot of history and they are currently enlarging it. I would recommend at least driving by if not doing a...More

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I joined a behind the scenes tour of Churchill Downs and found it fascinating. The guide took us to see where the rich and famous would be partying and betting during the Kentucky Derby. We also saw the jockeys locker rooms and the Paddock area....More

Thank Tanchigui
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the basic tour and learned a lot about Churchill Downs that we didn't already know. Which we would of also signed up for another tour, but they were all sold out.

Thank JandJ539
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a great place to do a little innocent gambling while watching some of the most beautiful creatures in the world.

Thank donnahelmick
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful facility. Nice to see all the behind the scenes places. We received the Senior discount on the tour price, $1 off the usual $15 fee. However to take the tour you also have to buy an admission to the museum, another $15.

Thank LINDA K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the Kentucky derby Museum and Churchill Downs recently and had a very informative tour. If one goes early enough before 9:30 AM you probably will be fortunate enough to see horses working on the track. Our tour leader, Bob, was most informative. Learned a...More

Thank Penny L
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FXM
31 July 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.
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C3ontheroad
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
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suzetteq39
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.
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