Ultimate Churchill Downs Tour

Get ready to embark on the most comprehensive tour that the Kentucky Derby Museum has to offer! The Ultimate Churchill Downs Tour guides you through the fabled history, pageantry, and legacy of the Kentucky Derby. You’ll visit some of the most exclusive dining and event spaces at Churchill Downs including Millionaire’s Row, the Stakes Room, and the Turf Club*. Step onto the balconies overlooking the racetrack for incredible views of the Louisville skyline and the iconic Twin Spires™. Then you’ll get an intimate view of Thoroughbreds training for upcoming races from vantage points railside in the Grandstand and on the Backside of the track. Travel through the Infield tunnels to ride between the green-roofed barns of the Backside where legendary Derby winners have been stabled during the season’s racing meets. This vibrant community on “the other side” of the track will be teeming with action and excitement as you see how horses are trained and cared for by teams of skilled horsemen. Finish your tour by returning to the Museum to explore the exhibits and enjoy our immersive 360° film, “The Greatest Race."

*Areas are subject to change based on availability.

Ultimate Churchill Downs Tour Schedule:


  • 8:00 a.m.
All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Prices starting at $130

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 Kentucky Derby Museum

 4 hours

 Visitors must be at least 10 years old

 Not Wheelchair accessible


1 step up into vehicle, may include significant stairs


Approximately 1 mile of walking

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