Kentucky Derby MuseumCurrently Closed
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!
- Adults (15-59 years): USD15
- Senior Citizens (60+ years): USD14
- Children (5-14 years): USD7
- Children (Under 5 years): FREE
- Bus: At 5th @ Central
- By Car
- By Renting a Bike.
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63.83% of people who visit Louisville include Kentucky Derby Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
35.23% of people start their Kentucky Derby Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kentucky Derby Museum
94.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kentucky Derby Museum
Quite nice facility. However light bulbs were out on several displays. Parts of it are cavernous, and somewhat sparse. There is a nice 20 minute digital movie that is quite loud, and, goes all the way around the theater. My allergies were triggered by the extensive carpeting, and lots of dust catching displays. Very heavy on photos. New Displays were installed about D. Wayne Lucas, a trainer, and, A popular Jockey, Mr. Shoemaker. There is a lot of large, available space for event rental. It was too cold for me to do the walking tour outside. It is a half hour, out in the cold or heat, on foot. They also offer a 4 hour tour at 7 am, for a hundred dollars that goes all over, by golf cart. There are other specialty tours as well. It was a medium good museum. No complaints, just a bit sparse.
One if my most favorite museums. A must if you love horses and enjoy watching the most exciting 2 minutes in sports! Great memorabilia from some of thoroughbred racing's most legendary winners like Secretariat and American Pharaoh. The 360 degrees,3D movie is a must see and very inspiring. Films are available of all the Derby's since they were filmed. Between the many interactive exhibits and the fantastic gift shop,this museum does not disappoint.
I thought we would make a quick trip. We arrived just after opening and we also came at the end of November, so the weather was chilly so we opted for the van for that takes you to the stables and to watch the horses practice. Or guide was super knowledgeable and shared so many interesting facts with us. He was really able to paint a picture of what the derby is really like. We then did the historic walk... again really so many interesting things to learn. This is a must do while in Kentucky!
One of my favorite places in the world. There are almost always horses training, and the guides are very knowledgeable. Fun, and don't miss the cafe if it is open. Fabulous!
My company had an all hands meeting here a few weeks ago. This place is amazing! It is worth spending an afternoon just moseying around the place. Beautiful!