Off Season Barn and Backside Tour

December 1 through March 22

Want to see the barns and backside of Churchill Downs but the horses aren’t back yet? No worries! With our exclusive off-season barn and backside tour you are able to see exclusive areas that are closed off to the general public!

This is a guided van tour of the "other side" of the Churchill Downs Racetrack to see the stable area that will be filled once the track reopens for business in late March. Not only will you be able to view over 1,400 stalls, you get to see a panoramic view of grandstand and an exclusive photo-op of the Twin Spires, all while hearing about the Backside Learning Center and Thoroughbred history! This exclusive one hour tour also takes you to barn 42- the stable of Kentucky Derby record holder, Secretariat.

Please note that the Off-Season Barn and Backside Tour takes place when there are usually no horses residing at the Churchill Downs Racetrack. Guests will most likely not see a horse during this tour.

 Off Season Barn and Backside Tour Schedule:

All times shown are in Eastern Time


$10 per person* plus Museum admission required

Purchase Tickets


*All children eight years and older or over 57 inches tall can go on this tour, in compliance with Kentucky state law