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Churchill Downs, Louisville

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Casino · Horse Track
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The thoroughbred racetrack Churchill Downs is famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. This arena, which opened in 1875 and can hold up to 120,000 people, has also hosted the Breeder's Cup eight times and features live racing on weekends. This site is home to the Kentucky Derby Museum, where you can learn about the arena, horse racing, and even watch the film "The Greatest Race" in a 360-degree movie theater. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Churchill Downs by using our Louisville online holiday planner.
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  • I had to see the racetrack and luckily there were twilight races on Thursday (and $2 beer 😀) I only stayed for the first five races as I had a late commitment. Unfortunately none of my bets worked.....  more
    I had to see the racetrack and luckily there were twilight races on Thursday (and $2 beer 😀) I only stayed for the first five races as I had a late commitment. Unfortunately none of my bets worked.....  more »
  • Came here straight after lunch for some late afternoon gambling and refreshments - can easily make a full day out of it. Stands were empty and we were able to get in for 10 dollars. For my first time....  more
    Came here straight after lunch for some late afternoon gambling and refreshments - can easily make a full day out of it. Stands were empty and we were able to get in for 10 dollars. For my first time....  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time at the Derby. I know things were different this year but the alcohol was readily available all day, food was out or depleted very early in the grandstands. Hopefully next year there will be better food planning. Beautiful track. Betting was easy. All staff was very friendly throughout the venue.
  • First ever, sunrise breakfast tour! It was awesome! We got to see trainers work the horses out on the track after eating breakfast. And got to see the suites, take cool pictures from views you don't normally see! Super awesome! 6am was early though. But worth it

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