Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket

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Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our guests & staff, the Museum is restricted to smaller tour sizes. You must reserve your spot by booking your tour time in advance.


Get ready to mark this off your bucket-list! Experience Churchill Downs Racetrack, the most well-known racing venue in the world. Kentucky Derby Museum includes daily historic walking tours, two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that’ll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, and a chance to meet the Museum's resident Thoroughbred and companion pony. You will also have access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe Express, and much more!


  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible



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Average 4.56 out of 5 stars based on 172 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Rita_W, Nov 2022 Verified
The history film and being in the stands. Our guide was excellent. I have never been to the Derby or the museum before and after this wonderful tour have put it on my bucket list.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
kimpL6344SJ, Nov 2022 Verified
Meeting War Front and seeing the graves of Secratariat and Nijinsky. The tour guide was excellent, easy to understand and very knowledgeable.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
akat411, Oct 2022 Verified
Had a nice time at the museum looking around before heading over to the racetrack to watch a couple races. I bought our timed tickets of the general tour a couple days ahead of time. The video to start off was a nice overview of the Derby. Since there were races going on and the timing was just right, our tour guide took us out to the side of the track and we got to see the start of a race up close. Then she took us to another area where horses were being brought out and shown (it was for some purpose but I didn’t catch what) I can’t say if this is all the normal set up of a tour, and I can’t say I walked away knowing a ton about the derby or the grounds from the tour specifically, but to me seeing the start of the race and horses up close was even better! Afterwards we spent some time looking at the exhibits. The museum has a small gift shop (Churchill Downs has a separate gift shop) and a cafe. I had also bought general admission tickets for the the track so you do have to walk over to the actual entrance for Churchill Downs. Not sure if our experience was unique, but it was fun and I learned more about horse racing than I ever knew!
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Michael_P, Oct 2022 Verified
The track and grandstand and the history surrounding them. Also that Meriweather Lewis was the founder.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Flo L, Oct 2022 Verified
A great experience for all ages. Our tour guide Lori was informative and interesting, with a great sense of humor. Even if you’re not a horse racing fan, this is a memorable stop. Don’t come to Louisville and miss it.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
tamaraswaim, Oct 2022 Verified
Learned so much about the Derby and it’s beginnings. Loved the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Watched the races for many years. This tour will make watching it more enjoyable.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Kaitlyn_M, Oct 2022 Verified
Sean was an awesome tour guide. The exhibits were well designed and informative. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Stacy_F, Oct 2022 Verified
Great experience! Highly recommend. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Did not get to see everything due to construction. Museum was very good.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Cherri_S, Oct 2022 Verified
It was all great in spite of the construction. The movie was wonderful and our tour guide was great!
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
DR_M, Oct 2022 Verified
The tour and Churchill Downs museum brought the history and experience of the world’s greatest horse racing event to life. Everyone agreed it’s a must see.

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