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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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Tour of Churchill downs

Along with the museum there is more then enough to keep you entertained in the off season. The tour was very interesting and affirmative

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Along with the museum there is more then enough to keep you entertained in the off season. The tour was very interesting and affirmative

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Thank Amber F
Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had Barry as our tour guide and he was great. I've been on the walking tour before, it seemed to be a bit longer last time...maybe it was short due to construction this time. Barry made this tour very interesting since he had facts and history of his own. Don't miss this, it's a great opportunity.

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Highland, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the historic walking tour. It lasted 90 minutes and was interesting. However, since it isn't racing season the building is undergoing some renovations. That is fine and even expected. What I did not expect was the trash everywhere, workman loudly cursing, and overall lackluster your experience. The museum is just OK. I don't know that I would recommend... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our visit. The movie at the museum was so inspiring, and the exhibits are interactive and informative. We took the extra behind the scene tour. Our guide Mia did an awesome job. It was fun to see what is on the upper levels. Wish the weather had been better. Stopped by Wagners Pharmacy for lunch... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the 30-minute walking tour. You get to see the paddock area, hear some of the history and stand in the Winners Circle. When you are down on the track level it is amazing to look up at all the stands, and they are impressive!! Watched the movie on the 360 degree screen - very cool. For the ladies, the... More 

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Thank morr4April
Louisville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went during the fall racing seasonand took a guided tour of the facility. The grounds are well maintained and full of history. I went to the top so that I could take a picture of the twin steeples and the breaktaking view. The gift shop is also well worth the visit, nice momentos of your visit.

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Louisville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For small groups Jockey Club Suites are the way to go. Great food and drinks and great view of the track. Just a fun time at a great racetrack. Night racing is absolutely the best time to go

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Derby is in May and the track has a season of three months if you want to go when it isn't as busy as Derby Week. Not a lot to do around the area. University of Louisville and Papa Johns Stadium is right there. If your looking for Lodging most stay downtown, but the Crown Plaza a few miles... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Churchill Downs USA wonderful place to go for a get away night. They offer Downs After Dark in the summer for locals that want to go out for entertainment and drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always fun and enjoyable, good food, betting, and I love the traditions with the pink and dressing up and wearing hats the Lilly drinks and mint Jullips it's always a good day at the track betting is easy and convenient

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