Kentucky Derby Museum

Description

Gate 1 of the stately Churchill Downs is the perfect place for this museum. First-floor exhibits focus on the race itself, with displays that both entertain and engage. You can hear first-hand accounts of race fans, see how best to enjoy the Derby as a spectator, learn about the art of “calling” (announcing) the race, and watch historical race footage. Second-floor displays highlight owners, jockeys, and horse breeding.

Admission includes a walking tour of Churchill Downs. Spring through fall also see the Barn and Backside Van Tour and/or the Inside the Gates Tour. Combo tickets are available, so, if you have a full day, you can do all three tours, visit the museum, have lunch in the Derby Café, and shop in the gift store.

Address

704 Central Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Lat/Long

38.20567400, -85.77071300

Open Hours

Mar. 15--Nov.: Mon.--Sat. 8--5, Sun. 11--5. Dec.--Mar. 14: Mon.--Sat. 9--5, Sun. 11--5.
Visit Website
(502) 637-1111

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