Kentucky Derby Museum
'Where every day is a Derby Day'
There is no way you can leave Louisville without visiting one of their most famous attractions, the Kentucky Derby Museum. The museum is located next to historic Churchill Downs Racetrack and has been an integral part of this community since 1985. The Museum celebrates the tradition, history, hospitality, and pride of the world-renowned Kentucky Derby and allows guests to enter an immersive world of Thoroughbred racing themselves.
Inside the Museum you will find such exhibits as Winning Colors: Famous Fillies, It's My Derby, D. Wayne Lukas Collection, American Pharoah, African Americans in Thoroughbred Racing, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame, and many, many more. A general admission ticket will give your group the chance to explore all those exhibits, be a part of an hourly 30 minute walking history tour of the racetrack, and experience an 18-minute long immersive media program called The Greatest Race. You will also have access to the Derby Cafe, a delicious spot serving up Kentucky classics that comes with group dining options, and the onsite gift shop.
There are special tours available upon request, such as the Barn and Backside Van Tour, Around the Track Golf Cart Tour, Horses and Haunts (7 pm), and Race Day Golf Cart and Walking Tour.