Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

4.6
#2 of 94 in Museums in Kentucky
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. Discover how to plan a Louisville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Great museum, well worth seeing! Different than most museums, very interesting even if you aren't into horses or horse racing!  more »
  • Great multimedia show in the round and modern museum for all ages. Plenty of parking. Museum is adjacent to main gate of Churchill Downs so you can combine it with a day at the race track.  more »
  • Chose a tour, any tour. They over so many, I think nearly 100. There is a tour for you depending how into horse racing you are. We took the general quick tour. Mostly because the rest had sold out. Bo...  more »
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  • A truly amazing museum with incredible memories highlighted around every corner. Very interactive, kid friendly, field trip friendly. The staff were beyond accommodating and proud of Churchill Downs and history it has produced and continues to produce every single day.
  • The movie was really cool. Good exhibits. Walking tour of race track was okay. There is a lot of construction. If you like thoroughbred racing, you should go.
  • Absolutely wonderful time. The entire experience was very informative. We had a group with us of all ages and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Super interesting! I recommend going to a race, and stopping by the museum. The tour was okay, but you may as well just go to the race on your own. The museum was cool, id give yourself at least 3 hours to take your time through the museum and catch a race or two.
  • 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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