Derby Legends Experience

Tour gift bag included for all guests

In the still of the morning, the thunderous sound of hooves barreling down the track takes your breath away. It’s an experience of a lifetime to witness Derby Legends in the making, and this intimate tour gives you access and insight you’ll never find anywhere else.

Spend your morning on the Backside of Churchill Downs watching this year’s Derby Contenders workout from the same viewing platforms as storied Derby trainers. As you take in the sights and sounds, your tour guide will weave in stories of past legends – from Aristides, the very first winner of the Kentucky Derby and Secretariat’s record-breaking Triple Crown win to Rich Strike, the longest shot to win the Derby in over 100 years! Celebrate these legends and more as we look back at 150 years of greatness!

Before returning to the Museum, you’ll have an opportunity to capture incredible panoramic views of the historic Twin Spires™!

Derby Legends Experience Tour Schedule:

Derby Season (April 20 – May 1)


  • 7:00 a.m.
All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Prices starting at $220

To select your General Admission and Tour time:

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 Kentucky Derby Museum

 2 hours

 Visitors must be at least 10 years old

 Not Wheelchair accessible

 1 step up into vehicle, 4 Steps Up/Down

 Minimal walking

 Gift bag with Derby keepsakes included!