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And you're off… for fun and excitement when you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Come and experience the most dynamic and unique celebration known worldwide as the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports". Get an up close and personal view of the event that has WOW-ed the world for over 140 years. 

The Museum features a 360-degree high-definition film, "The Greatest Race”™ that puts our guests in the heart of the Kentucky Derby action. 

The Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs is included with your Museum experience. View the Grandstand, Clubhouse, Finish Line and Winner's Circle as our knowledgeable tour guides showcase the history and tradition of Churchill Downs. Tour includes a visit with our equine residents located in the backyard paddock.

 Allow 1 and a half hours for General Admission features.

Onsite motorcoach parking available.

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 All times shown are in Eastern Time (EDT spring/summer, EST fall/winter)

VIP Experiences for your group:

Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Backstretch Breakfast group Tour at ky derby museumExperience the authenticity of the backside of the race track during breakfast in the Track Kitchen. Located directly rail side on the race track, guests will enjoy typical morning fare while watching the horses during their morning workouts. 

Please note, this tour is not available to the general public / offered March - November only.


Hatitude

Hatitude group tourWhat's your fashion attitude? Big brim with lots of trimmings or simple and chic? During our Hatitude event, you will create your own personally designed Derby hat. We provide the hat, all the ribbons, bows, flowers and fanfare - you provide the style. Reserve today and flex your Hatitude.


Off to the Races

off to the races group tourWith $5,000 worth of "Horsey Bucks," everyone is a high roller! This mock racing event allows guests to share in the fun & excitement of wagering and learn about handicapping the horses. Remember, there's a winner in every race!

 
Breakfast at the Spires

churchill downs group tourBe inspired by the athleticism of the horses during their morning workouts while breakfasting alongside the world famous Twin Spires. Truly an exclusive experience.


Bourbon Basics

bourbon group tour and tastingTake your Museum experience to a new level by adding a class from our Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick. This exclusive bourbon class treats guests to three of Kentucky's finest bourbons while learning the who, what, where, and why of Kentucky's signature beverage.


Inside the Vault

unique group tour at churchill downsMeet with the Kentucky Derby Museum curator and view valuable trinkets, treasures and rare artifacts from inside the Museum's vault.


NEW! Kentucky Derby 101

kentucky derby tour at churchill downsAdd an engaging and energizing element to your groups' visit with a 30 minute, interactive educational program. Our Curator of Education will deliver an up close and personal look at the Kentucky Derby. Guests will experience a dynamic, unique perspective on Derby history, traditions, economics and science. Kentucky Derby 101 covers it all from starting gate to finish line!

 NEW! Jockey Appearance

For a first-hand perspective, add a jockey to your Museum experience to mix and mingle with your guests. 

 

Reindeer Games

In November and December, holiday magic transforms our racehorses into racing reindeer. Includes all elements of "Off To The Races" with holiday style as guests wager on their favorite reindeer to win the race. Each guest receives their own reindeer antlers for luck. It's a Ho-Ho-Ho lot of fun!

 

Partner Packages

Louisville Legends Package 

Visit two iconic Louisville attractions at one low price - Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory! This package is a guaranteed home-run winner every time. 

Daily Double

Begin your Day at the Races at the Kentucky Derby Museum before visiting Churchill Downs for a thrilling afternoon of live racing. Experience the history, athleticism, pageantry and glamour of Thoroughbred racing. The Daily Double includes general admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs inclusive of seating on Millionaires Row, race day program and a fabulous Chef's Buffet. 

Galt House Hotel

It’s Christmastime in the city with Christmas At The Galt House Hotel.  Overnight packages include a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum featuring the Reindeer Games. Experience merriment and magic as Thoroughbred horses are transformed into Racing Reindeer. Remember, there’s only one Santa and one place where the holidays and horseracing join together to create a ho-ho-ho lot of fun.

 

Museum special features

Induction loop available for the hard of hearing.


 The Museum and the Historic Walking Tour are wheelchair accessible. 

What people are saying about their group visit:

"They will work with you to customize a program that is sure to bring home a WINNING TOUR." -Ohio Travel Treasures

"The Kentucky Derby Museum exudes the true spirit of what Kentucky was, is, and always will be..." -Sweet Magnolia Tours

"A visit to the Museum is always a winner with our groups!" -Insight Vacations

"What an amazing place, our guests love it!" -WestWorld Tours

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