Churchill DownsCurrently Closed
- Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, United States
- Timings: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5026364400
- Ticket Price: 3 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Race Track, Family And Kids
Churchill Downs - Review
The Churchill Downs is the official race track used for the famous Kentucky Derby and is loved for its sheer energy, grandeur and impeccable Fashion (on special derby days) seen during the derby matches.
When in Louisville, catching a live derby match here is a must as you appreciate the dedication, love for the sport and spectacular trained horses. If you don’t have time for a match, a tour of the historic race track is also well worth the time.
Churchill Downs Ticket Prices
- General Admission (does not guarantee a seat)
- Adults: USD 3
- Seniors (60 & older): USD 1
- Children (12 & younger): Free
You can catch a derby match here, for which the ticket prices will vary. However, if you only want a tour of the race track, it is included in the ticket price of the Kentucky Derby museum:
- Adults (15-59 years): USD 15
- Senior Citizens (60+ years): USD 14
- Children (5-14 years): USD 7
- Children (Under 5 years): FREE
How To reach Churchill Downs by Public Transport
- Bus: At 5th @ Central
- By Car
- By Renting a Bike.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Churchill Downs
67.6% of people who visit Louisville include Churchill Downs in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
47.3% of people start their Churchill Downs visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Churchill Downs
93.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs Trips
Churchill Downs, Louisville Reviews
On quiet days for claiming races, off season or in poor weather, it's fun to go and watch from the rail. I took my sister for brunch there and we caught a few races. It was a lovely morning, very fresh and peaceful, and we enjoyed the horses up close. I've also had the good fortune to be the guest, with all their employees, of the Browns one year for the Breeder's Cup. That was a very different experience: we were in a sky box, with delicious food and drink, and two $2 bet tickets to do with as we pleased. That was a very different experience but obviously fun as well. Last summer, the Downs opened its gates to the public so that people could watch Justify exercise. This was before he went to New York and earned the Triple Crown at Belmont. Quarter to seven in June looking east (as the seats in CD do) is a rough way to try to see anything, and while we all caught a few bright chestnut flashes under neon yellow silks, we didn't go away altogether satisfied! Still, a free show at the Downs is great any time. My recommendations: Unless you're loaded with cash or love showers of beer (and who knows what else), go on the off days and keep your eye peeled for free events.
Didn't arrive on a race day, but the track is historic on it's own. Awe inspiring, beautiful, and impressive. Being able to walk around the home of the Kentucky Derby is worth the price of the tour, or just to look around on your own. Everything about Churchill Downs makes you want to become more of a horse racing fan, and drives a person to looking into the history of horse racing, the jockeys, and the trainers. All around a fun experience and unforgettable.
❤️#ScarlettSuggests... 👍🏻ENJOY a day at the races or visit on a quiet day to appreciate Churchill Downs history. ⭐️ MUSEUM: This Museum was terrific. Many interactive displays. Nice cafe and gift shop. 🐎 TOUR: I chose the “behind the scenes” tour of the stables area. The $15 extra fee is worth it! Get a glimpse of the horse racing lifestyle ... gain appreciation for the team of hard working dedicated people for each horse and trainer. My tour guide, Barry has been coming to Churchill Downs since his childhood. He was informative and clearly passionate about the day to day activities at the track and stables.
A must visit if its on your bucket list but huge traffic queues to get in and parked. Make sure you set off hours before if you are driving. Very exiting place with massive crowds, shoulder to shoulder as you would expect. We had a box, which was a section in front of the stand a small area you could get about six chairs into with no cover. Food was good and plenty of toilets. Helpful staff and reasonable disabled access. A fun day at the races. 2017
Parking was free and easy to access. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food at the buffet in millionaire's row was hot, fresh, and tasty, but the selection was limited. Our server was friendly, helpful, and always on the spot. Easy access to betting windows. We were able to stand outside right at the finish line to view the races. The biggest disappointment of the night the was time it took to get out of the parking lot. I can get out of the parking garage after a performance at The Kentucky Center for the Arts faster than I could here.