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Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

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Kentucky Derby Museum features two floors of artifacts and interactive displays that celebrate what some consider the most exciting two minutes in sports. Your first stop in the museum is the 360-degree theater, which screens the film "The Greatest Race." You're then welcome to explore the two floors on your own. Check out the interactive exhibit that allows you to record yourself announcing races with the assistance of a prompter screen. Or view the collection of Derby hats that have graced the heads of race goers since the opening of the track. Discover how to plan a Louisville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Took the breakfasts and backstage tour with our guide Barry. The guy was fantastic who knew everybody working at Churchill Downs. Was worth every penny of it got in a golf cart rode around back watch....  more
    Took the breakfasts and backstage tour with our guide Barry. The guy was fantastic who knew everybody working at Churchill Downs. Was worth every penny of it got in a golf cart rode around back watch....  more »
  • We were pretty saddened when our tour, the Barn and Backside, was canceled due to van issues at the museum. My daughter loves horses and this was to be the highlight of our 2 weeks trip for her... 
    We were pretty saddened when our tour, the Barn and Backside, was canceled due to van issues at the museum. My daughter loves horses and this was to be the highlight of our 2 weeks trip for her...  more »
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  • Worth stopping to see even if passing through. The 18 minutes video plays every hour. You can watch it from the second floor or inside the room. I recommend getting to museum at top of the hour to watch The Greatest Race for better appreciation of the museum if you know little to none on this American tradition. The walking tour is great. Tour guide was high in spirits, knowledgeable, and respectful to keep guest in shade on a hot day.
  • Great museum with helpful staff. Be sure to sign up for the track tour, it's included in your ticket. If you love horse racing I would plan to spend a few hours here. Staff was helpful and gave great suggestions of exciting past Derby races to watch. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Highly recommend visiting for horse racing fans. Girl Scouts have an opportunity to earn a patch here as well.

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