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Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

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Kentucky Derby Museum features two floors of artifacts and interactive displays that celebrate what some consider the most exciting two minutes in sports. Your first stop in the museum is the 360-degree theater, which screens the film "The Greatest Race." You're then welcome to explore the two floors on your own. Check out the interactive exhibit that allows you to record yourself announcing races with the assistance of a prompter screen. Or view the collection of Derby hats that have graced the heads of race goers since the opening of the track. Discover how to plan a Louisville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The in depth tour of Churchill Downs is very interesting. I had no idea it had so many rooms and bars! There are so many different locations in which one can watch the Kentucky Derby. Some are very... 
    The in depth tour of Churchill Downs is very interesting. I had no idea it had so many rooms and bars! There are so many different locations in which one can watch the Kentucky Derby. Some are very...  more »
  • I highly highly recommend the Backstretch Breakfast Tour! The guide is excellent and you get to see the entire facility up close. Fantastic view of morning workouts and a few of the riders even... 
    I highly highly recommend the Backstretch Breakfast Tour! The guide is excellent and you get to see the entire facility up close. Fantastic view of morning workouts and a few of the riders even...  more »
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  • We showed up and did the Barns and Backside tour, which is an hour, then did the walking tour an hour after that concluded. Really great tours. We went to the museum in between the tours and saw the greatest race movie. Currently a lot of construction but it'll be great once it's done. Highly recommend the tours. The barns and backside gets you to the other side of the track, which is nice, but I wish we could have walked into the barn area, although I understand why we couldn't. Great experience.
  • Worth stopping to see even if passing through. The 18 minutes video plays every hour. You can watch it from the second floor or inside the room. I recommend getting to museum at top of the hour to watch The Greatest Race for better appreciation of the museum if you know little to none on this American tradition. The walking tour is great. Tour guide was high in spirits, knowledgeable, and respectful to keep guest in shade on a hot day.

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