Kentucky Derby Museum

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About Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

The Kentucky Derby museums offers a 360 derby experience through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, a state-of-the-art audio-visual exhibit, walking tour of the iconic race track and a friendly meeting with the thoroughbred miniature horses which are a treat for animal lovers!

The place also has its own Gift Shop and offers easy access to the Kentucky Fare too!

For everyone who wants to see why Kentucky Derby is like no other derby around the globe, a visit here is an absolute must!

Kentucky Derby Museum Tickets Prices

  • Adults (15-59 years): USD15
  • Senior Citizens (60+ years): USD14
  • Children (5-14 years): USD7
  • Children (Under 5 years): FREE

How To Get To Kentucky Derby Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus: At 5th @ Central
  • By Car
  • By Renting a Bike.

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Address: Churchill Downs 704 Central Ave Louisville, KY 40208, United States

Phone: +1-5026371111

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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  • The museum is a very fun place to visit, even if you aren't in to horse racing. The tour takes you down into the stands right next to the track. If you come during race season there will most likely be horses training on the track which was fun to see. The tour provides a lot of information, but bring your questions, our guide had gave some info, then answered questions the rest of the time. There a couple of resident horses you get to see at the end of the tour. The museum has a lot of history, fun hats and outfits from the Derby. There is an exhibit simulates the horse racing for up to 3 people, I found quite fun. They have a 360 4K movie that is very cool to watch, sit in the center. It doesn't have a lot to offer young children (7 & under), they may get bored.

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  • I attended a fund raising event for Ovarian Awareness of Ky which was held at the Museum. It was a perfect venue for the event. It was wonderful to roam leisurely through the museum after hours and savor much of Derby through wonderful video exhibits and graphic work. Wonderful place for a special event.

  • Beautiful place. Tons of history. Great food. Great service

  • I enjoyed the tour when I went with my niece and we got to see a horse at the end which was neat for her, I think it was the first horse she'd seen. The museum was neat but not something I'd revisit after going once. There are a couple interactive things but they were for older kids than my niece so we didn't really do them. Other than that there are some neat displays of silks and hats. There's a whole wall of derby shot glasses. It's probably just me but I saw enough just going once. I would like to have had a chance to see the movie in the museum but our tour time was starting and after the tour it was time for her nap. I recommend to all horse and race lovers!

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  • Extensive exhibits (one hour was *not* enough time) and the 360-degree video "The Greatest Race" was pretty neat. The Historic Walking tour was also good, although apparently Churchill Downs is a separate entity and does not allow museum tours to enter the infield, the Clubhouse, etc.

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