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Churchill Downs

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Address: 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208-1200
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This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since...

This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.

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Night racing next best thing to Derby weekend + 360 Museum experience is awesome

Other than the Kentucky Derby, night racing dates are the next best experience for young/old/everyone. Also, be sure to visit the museum and see the unique 360 experience. It is... read more

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Louisville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Other than the Kentucky Derby, night racing dates are the next best experience for young/old/everyone. Also, be sure to visit the museum and see the unique 360 experience. It is awesome and will have you leave with goose bumps and it will make you put the Kentucky Derby on your BUCKET LIST!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in November 2016, not a busy race time but it was fun. We'd managed to park ( free) on a nearby street, entrance $1 each ( seniors) , so all good. We went for The Breeders Race day. This iconic course , home of the Kentucky Derby, is beautiful. Even if you are not a horse racing fan... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to go with a group or just a date for two. Whether it's Thanksgiving Day or Thurby, fun and excitement of watching the horses race around the beautiful dirt track is exhilarating! The food served is delicious too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We started by watching a wonderful, inspiring video about the derby. Fueled our excitement for the tour! Then headed to our general tour (only $15/person!). Next was the behind-the-scenes tour (only $11/person!). Both were great! We saw the winners circle, millionaires row, the stakes room, and learned all about the race qualifications and the day of the derby! Lastly, we... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Move this up on your bucket list! Recently renovated, absolutely beautiful facility. Lots of family fun!

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louisville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Churchill Downs is a wonderful place. Visit Millionaire's Row spent the whole day had the buffet. Whole day of racing food racing food drinks watching the horses from the balcony at the finish line what more could you ask for

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited at the same time we visited the museum. There weren't any races going on but it was still very interesting. We did the behind the scenes tour which was great! It was about $12 I think. Book tickets in advance though because they book-up. We got to go on all the levels of Churchill Downs and down to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've never been here during derby week ,book it,one of the greatest times in the contry,and then theres the race.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really get a feel for the derby! If you've never had an interest in attending the derby before, you probably will after this. The tour starts with a movie describing the horses and their training. The you walk outside and see the track and the paddock. Our guide was so knowledgeable and you could tell she loves her job.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Ky. tradition for Kentuckian's as well as other people! At least your once in your lifetime plan to attend the derby! It's an exciting day you won't forget. Order a mint julep and bet on a horse. Whether you are grandstands or infield, it's just a fun day.

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