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Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

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Kentucky Derby Museum features two floors of artifacts and interactive displays that celebrate what some consider the most exciting two minutes in sports. Your first stop in the museum is the 360-degree theater, which screens the film "The Greatest Race." You're then welcome to explore the two floors on your own. Check out the interactive exhibit that allows you to record yourself announcing races with the assistance of a prompter screen. Or view the collection of Derby hats that have graced the heads of race goers since the opening of the track. See Kentucky Derby Museum and all Louisville has to offer by arranging your trip with our Louisville vacation planner.
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  • Being a very casual fan of horse racing, I was not prepared for the overwhelming experience of Churchill Downs and the Derby Museum. It is a place where history lives. The experience starts with a sur...  more »
  • This is a great place to take out of town visitors - super interesting and entertaining - the Derby cafe is great for lunch - the hot brown is excellent  more »
  • Great history of the Derby, movie in the museum was a must see. Loved all the back stories from our guide about the horse.  more »
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  • Love the Derby and this museum is awesome for the history. The walking tour that you get with admission is also a cool little taste of what the derby is. The best tour to do is the private all inclusive tour but make sure to book it in advance.
  • Museum is way over priced. All tours are great. Love the downs. Lots to do and see
  • Louisville is known for its famous horse race - the Kentucky Derby. So naturally if your from out of town, or simply have never been, this is a great place to visit. It is pretty big with a lot of history and some interactive games for the children (or adults, who's judging really?) They also have a nice new area where they have a 360 degree panoramic video that is very dramatic and fun to watch, but also can be a little dizzying with the turning around! However, after going once there isn't much to come back to aside from small and space updates like the recent addition of the American Pharaoh. So if you haven't been, check it out! It's pretty neat!
  • Very nice place! Perfect for tourism. I was able to take a lot of neat pictures to add to my photo album (yes, I'm old school and like keeping an album). Really only did a quick tour of the area, took some pictures and visited the gift shop! Wide selection of gifts for horse lovers and racetrack lovers! There is a video presentation and a tour for an additional price.
  • Nice place to visit just once. I thought it was a little over priced for what you get. But they do provide a nice tour, learned a lot about the race, horses, and riders. I did really like the movie on the full 360 screen.