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Go, Baby, Go! Experience the Kentucky Derby All Year At The Kentucky Derby Museum

JC Phelps

The Kentucky Derby is the biggest spectacle of the year in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It's not just an event -- many would argue that it's a lifestyle. While the event only occurs on the first Saturday of May, fear not: you have the ability to submerge in the spirit of the event all year in Louisville. How? By visiting the Kentucky Derby Museum!

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Go, Baby, Go! Experience the Kentucky Derby All Year At The Kentucky Derby Museum

About the Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum has a simple mission: to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience known as the Kentucky Derby! A premiere attraction in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Museum celebrates the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the Kentucky's world-renowned event with over 230,000 annual visitors.

After purchasing a general admission ticket, guests enjoy two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack, and get their heart racing and emotions soaring watching the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high resolution screen. Guests also love seeing the Museum's Resident Thoroughbred and Pony in the stable area.

Hungry after your visit? Grab breakfast or lunch at the Derby Cafe Express, where you can also enjoy a mint julep at the full bar.

Upgraded tour options take visitors to some of the most exclusive spots inside Churchill Downs and to the sights and sounds of the backside.  

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum is located on the Churchill Downs property. The address is 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208. The KDM can be contacted at (502) 637-1111.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

Ticket Prices

  • Adults (15-64): $16
  • Seniors (65+): $14
  • Children (5-14): $10
  • Children (Under 5): FREE

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JC Phelps is a Kentucky-based food + southern lifestyle writer.

Louisville, KY

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