Kentucky Derby Museum

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704 Central Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-7097
Museum, Historic Site, Event Space
Mon–Sat: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

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  • Experience all the history and grandeur of the Kentucky Derby with a visit to this museum.
  • Great for kids of all ages. Kids under 5 are free!!!
  • Take the Historic Walking Tour and don't miss the second floor!
  • General tour is great. Get to see track!
  • Do the Horses and Haunts Tour on the last Thursday of every month to see the dark side of Churchill Downs.
  • This museum is a tone poem to thoroughbred racing. The multimedia presentation of Derby Day never fails. You hear the crowd start singing "My Old Kentucky Home," and it'll give you chills.
  • Definitely go on the tour around the paddock. You get to see all the thoroughbred superstars
  • Watch "The Greatest Race" a 360 degree, hi-definition film that brings the Kentucky Derby to life!
  • Go! Majorly exceeded all my expectations. (I went 2x!). WATCH the awesome 360-degree movie. And enjoy the TOUR. The tour gives a unique "inside look" and you'll learn many fascinating anecdotes.
  • So awesome! Don't think about it. Just go!
  • Great Place to Visit whether your a visitor or live in Louisville.
  • It's actually a pretty great museum, especially if you off-peak times and there are fewer children.
  • I was privileged enough to work on videos here. Although I'm sure that exhibit has changed by now!
  • Not what I expected
  • Exhibits are available in other languages. Just ask the front desk for info!
  • Pay the extra $11 to take the van your to the horse stalls & back of track. Very fascinating!
  • Fun interactive activities!
  • Paddock tours, backfield tours, and daily screenings of "The Greatest Race", a 360-degree video about the history of the race.
  • Derby Trivia Exhibit - Challenge your knowledge of the Derby and it's traditions. Play against a clock or in groups to compete against one another for the title of Derby expert.
  • Pretty good. The movie will make ya dizzy.