Superstars and Spires

Daily, on non-racing days

“Do Derby” like a celebrity! This tour gives special access to some of the exclusive and lavish areas of Churchill Downs Racetrack where the likes of Tom Brady, Kim Kardashian, and even Queen Elizabeth II have celebrated “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” The “Superstars and Spires” tour offers a glimpse of areas that aren’t open to the general public such as Millionaire’s Row, the Stakes Room, and the Turf Club*. Have your camera ready for phenomenal views of the legendary Twin Spires™, track, and the Louisville skyline.

*Areas are subject to change based on availability.

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Superstars and Spires Tour Times

Does not run on days of live racing at Churchill Downs

  • Monday - Saturday 
    10 a.m., 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 
    12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Select days
    5 p.m.
    • Please note that the 5:00 tour will end after the Museum has closed for the day. To ensure you have enough time to visit the Museum and see our film, The Greatest Race, we recommend arriving by 3:30 p.m.

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Superstars and Spires Tour Details

  • 90 minutes

  • $40 per person

  • Approximately 4.8 furlongs of walking (.6 miles)

  • Recommended for ages 8+

  • Includes General Admission to Museum and a viewing of our epic 360°  film, “The Greatest Race”

Please note: Due to construction projects at Churchill Downs, the Superstars and Spires Tour is not currently wheelchair accessible. If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact the Kentucky Derby Museum Visitor Services Department at (502) 637-1111 or please select our general admission & Guided Track Visit option, which is wheelchair accessible.

Important Information for Your Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour

We did the behind the scenes tour at Churchill Downs. This was the BEST tour I have ever been on. Informative, fun and when you see the penthouse there WOW!!!!! I can’t say enough good things about it. It made dropping my daughter off at college a little less depressing that day.

— Jason G., Tripadvisor
March, 2021

Great tour!

We took the Behind the Scenes tour with our guide, Kayla. Wow, what a fountain of information! As Derby fans, we learned so much about the history of Churchill Downs, previous Derby winners, and got to see places that are normally reserved for the rich and famous. Can't begin to explain how much we enjoyed the tour. The Museum was enlightening, We really enjoyed the display dedicated to African American jockeys and trainers.

— Dan H., Chesterfield, MO, Tripadvisor
March, 2021

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