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Churchill Downs, Louisville

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The thoroughbred racetrack Churchill Downs is famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. This arena, which opened in 1875 and can hold up to 120,000 people, has also hosted the Breeder's Cup eight times and features live racing on weekends. This site is home to the Kentucky Derby Museum, where you can learn about the arena, horse racing, and even watch the film "The Greatest Race" in a 360-degree movie theater. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Churchill Downs by using our Louisville online holiday planner.
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  • We took the tour, really enjoyed it, and learned a lot. We would have liked to have been there for a race, but this was a nice substitute. 
    We took the tour, really enjoyed it, and learned a lot. We would have liked to have been there for a race, but this was a nice substitute.  more »
  • My sister and I visited Churchill Downs and loved every minute of it. We purchased tickets for the Museum and Walking Tour and it did not disappoint. Unfortunately there was no racing on the day of.....  more
    My sister and I visited Churchill Downs and loved every minute of it. We purchased tickets for the Museum and Walking Tour and it did not disappoint. Unfortunately there was no racing on the day of.....  more »
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  • It's not like it use to be.. #cov19
  • Had a wonderful time at the Derby. I know things were different this year but the alcohol was readily available all day, food was out or depleted very early in the grandstands. Hopefully next year there will be better food planning. Beautiful track. Betting was easy. All staff was very friendly throughout the venue.

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