Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket

63 Reviews | Louisville, USA

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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 4.54 out of 5 stars based on 63 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Tom J, Jun 2022 Verified
The Kentucky Derby Museum was an awesome place to learn more about horse racing and the horses themselves! We spent a couple of hours there before going to watch the races. We loved the Rich Strike statue and the information about him and Calumet Farm! The 18 minute movie is well worth watching on the big screen that encircles the audience! We enjoyed learning more about jockeys and seeing the many awards that are won in horse racing! The triple crown trophy is amazing! We learned more about some of the legendary horses of the racing world and some of the people who are instrumental in making it such a long-lasting, belived sport in America. I would recommend this museum to anyone who loves horses and anyone who enjoys the sport of horse racing!
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Joelle M, Feb 2022 Verified
It was very informative and fun!
Joseph B, Feb 2022 Verified
Great tour and very informative
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
amishcadillac29, Dec 2021 Verified
We came to check out where the most famous horse races take place and words can’t describe the almost 150 year history. We had Stan for our guide and that dude not only loves his (dream) job but is super passionate about Churchill Downs and the race itself.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
CDNiNWI, Nov 2021 Verified
Even if you don't like museums, you really need to visit this one. The history of Churchill Downs and the Derby is interesting and educational. Be sure to include with your ticket, a guided tour of the racetrack itself. It's an up close and personal look at this famous racetrack. Besides, it's likely one time that it won't be so crowded you can't move. I never tire of visiting this museum and make sure anyone who comes to visit me in Louisville has an opportunity to visit the museum and track.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
MemphisDoll, Nov 2021 Verified
We originally were just going to see the exterior and say we saw the Kentucky Derby Grounds. We ended up going into the museum. Included in the general admission ticket was a tour of the race track. That was fantastic!! We even got to see a race. That was exciting. This was a great addition to our planned activities in Louisville. The movie is beyond great! It is done in a 360 degree form and you sit on swivel chairs so you can easily turn to see it all.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
dr_j_now, Nov 2021 Verified
As the title implies, we stopped here without high expectations as we felt it was someplace we simply "must" stop while we're in the area, but we were pleasantly surprised. Neither of us pay much of any attention to horse racing, but the museum and tour was actually more interesting than we thought and it was very neat to go out and see the track. We lucked out and there happened to be races the day we were there, so we got to see one during the tour of the facility. Overall a great experience and we'd recommend it!
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Guide66499026217, Oct 2021 Verified
We had no expectations going into this. A group of people of mixed ages, needed a photographer and then they raved about the tour. We booked the tour! You have time in the museum, watch a 20 minute film on the history of the derby and the raising of a thoroughbred. It’s amazing! You don’t want it to be over! The tour of Churchill downs is indescribable! You will be overwhelmed by the history and the fact that you are actually there! The experience is not to be missed!
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
Excursion22265022155, Oct 2021 Verified
The Kentucky Derby Museum was outstanding. The 360 degree movie was top notch and informative. The follow on tour of Churchill Downs was amazing. Well worth the time spent.
Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket
SharonB231, Oct 2021 Verified
We came to this museum with a group. Museum is well laid out and very nice with artwork, sculptures, trophies and awards, and a large variety of racing memorabilia. They have a 20 minute movie in 360 degree surround theater which is worth seeing. There are two floors and restrooms are on each floor. The cafe has a nice selection of food including a Louisville favorite called hot brown casserole. We took an outdoor tour and that was great to see Churchill Downs and take pictures in the winner’s circle. A great museum and tour.

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