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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Wed 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Sharing the fun of the Derby experience”

The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a very visible part of our community as one of Louisville’s premiere attractions. Graciously welcoming over 210,000 guests through the doors each year and giving them a first hand look at the event for which Louisville, Kentucky is known worldwide. The Museum aims to provide a lasting impression of tradition, hospitality and pride to our many visitors. Opening to the public in April 1985, the Kentucky Derby Museum sits on land that Churchill Downs donated to the non-profit corporation. The construction of the facility and seed money for the endowment fund was provided by the J. Graham Brown Foundation and five banks in the community. Although the Museum maintains a strong relationship with Churchill Downs, it functions as an entirely separate entity with self-generating revenue for its non-profit operating budget.

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Reviewed by
amber.stokes.9

  • 6 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 05, 2014

This was great!! I definitely recommend doing the extra behind the scenes tours as well! Love it!

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Reviewed by
Famsams

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

Tour was fantastic and gets you a great up close and personal view of what it might be like on Derby Day. Includes museum entrance and a really cool movie depicting Race day. I'd highly recommend it!

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kerridevries

  • 16 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 24, 2015
Rated 4.0

Great interactive museum, interesting tour, the whole family enjoyed it!

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Kaila

  • 12 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0

This museum was amazing!

It was very interactive. It even had opportunities where you could race a virtual horse, or try on jockey gear.

I've been a life long fan of horse racing, so of course I enjoyed it. But I think everyone could learn something here.

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Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave
Louisville, Kentucky
40208 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking

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