“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.
Racing and Training Season (Starting April 2023)
Winter Schedule (December 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023)
All times are in Eastern Daylight Time
$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 & Historic Walking Tour option, which is wheelchair accessible.
You may enter the Museum at any time on the date of your ticket. The time you select is the departure time for your Superstars and Spires Tour. All tours depart on schedule and unfortunately, cannot be delayed for tardy or missing ticket holders.
When choosing a time for your tour, please make sure that if you are purchasing additional tours that the start and end times do not overlap.
Tours are conducted rain or shine. Umbrellas are prohibited for the safety of Thoroughbreds and riders on the track. In the event of rain, we suggest bringing ponchos and rain boots. Ponchos are available for purchase in The Kentucky Derby Museum Store.
Please note: On rare occasions, tours are subject to change without advance notice and may be rerouted. Check our calendar to view amendments to our normal hours of operation.
All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. For our ticket policy, please check here.
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
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