Race Day Golf Cart & Walking Tour

Race days, Wednesdays through Sundays


Race Day Golf Cart and Walking Tour:

Join us for an exclusive, guided tour (strictly limited to 4 guests) that explores the history, pageantry and legacy of Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby. You will have a one-of-a-kind experience at the home of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," from fine dining areas to the infield and many places in between. You’ll start by watching morning works rail side before gathering in the golf cart to travel through the famous tunnels to the infield for an amazing view of the iconic Twin Spires. Then it’s off to Churchill Downs to learn about the Paddock preparations for race day before heading to the Clubhouse area.

Next, you’ll return to the Museum to enjoy a viewing of “The Greatest Race,” a film that will immerse you in Derby day excitement. Then you’ll walk to Churchill Downs, where your tour will wrap up with seats at Churchill Downs in one of the Fine Dining areas like the Roses Lounge, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Chef’s buffet. At 1pm, your guide will depart, leaving you to enjoy an afternoon of races, or return to the Museum to explore our two floors of interactive exhibits!

Tour Details

  • Race days, Wednesdays through Sundays
  • 9:00 a.m., 4-hour Tour; 1:00 Lunch and Races
  • $150/person; includes fine dining lunch on Millionaire’s Row overlooking the track
  • 4 guests maximum on each cart
  • Ages 10 and up
  • $150/person (includes General Admission to Museum)
  • Option to stay and watch races at Churchill Downs the balance of the day. First race goes off at 1:00. Race days are Wednesday through Sunday.

Tour Times (ET)

  • Select Race Days in 2021
    • May 7, 8, 14, 21, 28, 31
    • June 4, 11, 18, 19, 25
    • September 17, 18, 24
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*All tours depart on-time from the lobby. To make sure you get on your tour, we recommend you check in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.

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Important Notes

  • While some areas are visited on a Golf Cart, there is still quite a bit of walking and some stairs involved on this tour.
  • Rain or shine!
  • Dress code: Track Casual for dining, so please dress appropriately: Jackets and blazers optional, vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, dress jeans and slacks are appropriate, as are golf shorts, dress shorts and capris. Worn or torn garments, halter tops, athletic wear, frayed or torn denim and midriff tops are considered inappropriate attire.

Watching Horses at the Rail Horses in Starting Gate