When you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, make sure that you take advantage of the 30 minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs that is included with your admission.
Walk the Concourse
You will hear stories of famous racing horses whose names are on display throughout the concourse. This tour also takes you to the paddock and the grandstand where you will see the famous twin spires.
These tiles are made from recycled rubber and every horse walks on them before the big race.
The track at Churchill Downs is known as one of the safest tracks to ride on.
The Grandstand and Famous Spires
A Legendary Jockey
At the end of your tour, you may see a resident Thoroughbred which changes periodically.
I highly recommend taking the tour. It’s a great way to see the racetrack in a new light and it’s very informative with lots of great photo opps.
Additional Tours and More Information
The Kentucky Derby Museum has additional tours available that give you behind the scenes access for an additional fee. You can find more information on the Historic Walking Tour at Churchill Downs schedule from the Kentucky Derby Museum website. You can read more about our visit to the museum here.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is located at 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208.
Local Dining Options
Located across the street, Wagner’s Pharmacy is a MUST if you want a great breakfast in a building that has lots of connections to the horse racing industry.
Looking for more unique places to eat in Louisville? Make sure that you read this post.
Disclosure: I received complimentary admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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