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Kentucky Derby Museum
Ranked #10 of 162 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, is the official tour provider of historic Churchill Downs. 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 the track, 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 Express and much more!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 May 2018

While on vacation in Kentucky, we visited the Kentucky Derby Museum. The museum experience given here is phenomenal. First of all, the exhibits are top-notch. An Historic Walking Tour is included in the price of admission. This tour surpassed all of my expectations. We really learned a lot, and were taken to many places around, and outside the track. We also went on the Barn & Backside Tour, which is done by van, and that tour, as well, was excellent. The gift shop is lovely, and parking was plentiful.
All of the employees we encountered were so pleasant, and helpful. Kudos to a very impressive museum and staff!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Travel50StatesUSA
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Loisville on the way to Indiana. My wife has going to the Derby on her bucket list so we went to the Museum. We were pleasantly surprised with the visit. The theater in the round was amazing and the exhibits were interesting to even the most novice race fans. We took the 9 30 tour, which I would recommend because it is the only one where you actually see the horses work out. I was also able to get some pricing on attending the Derby. A very worthwhile visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mickey L
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The tour was great the guides knowledgeable and very friendly! It was exciting to be that close to the track!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pamela F
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Did not know much about the Derby ,until we visited the Museum and track. We found it to be well worth the time to visit. We also learned things about the Derby we never knew. Do not leave without seeing the movie.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Harry M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you enjoy US history and the Kentucky Derby this place is for you and make sure you check out the film that they make each year that shows the raising of a Thoroughbred horse from birth to the derby, it is one of the best films that you will ever see, the museum and the tour are awesome, went week before derby and you get to see some of the horses that will be competing on the backside tour and how the people live, great tour and museum

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ScottS212
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