To get a better understanding of the Kentucky Derby, a great place to start racing appreciation is at the Kentucky Derby Museum located next to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
All Things Derby
The museum focuses on the many facets that relate to the Kentucky Derby. You will learn more about the jockeys, the Thoroughbreds that run at speeds over 40 miles per hour, and the racing traditions that make Derby Day a celebration embraced by people around the world.
The Kentucky Derby Museum helps you understand the history of the longest-running continuous sporting event in the United States. The Kentucky Derby began on May 17, 1875, and has been thrilling race fans for generations.
A big part of the Kentucky Derby is the fashion. The fashion of attendees at the Kentucky Derby is almost another event in itself. The museum shows you Derby fashion trends throughout the years that are unique works of wearable art.
The hats displayed on Derby Day are extremely creative! Get inspired by the displays with Derby Day hats from previous attendees with styles ranging from classic to outrageous.
Not to be left out, the jockeys also have some pretty incredible bold designs for their silks representing their horse racing team.
At the museum, you will learn about the infield culture on Derby Day that is way wilder than any of the traditional coverage that you typically see on tv. You can get a taste of the fun by creating a fun photo opp with all of the props.
“The Greatest Race” 360-degree high-definition film presents the history of racing in a presentation that allows viewers to feel like you are a part of the history you are watching unfold and kids will enjoy dressing up like a jockey and the interactive games and displays are fun for adults and kids alike.
Historic Walking Tour
A historic walking tour of Churchill Downs is also included with the cost of admission. This tour is a must! Read more here.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is a great way to deepen your knowledge of all things derby. You can find out more about the Kentucky Derby Museum from their website.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is located at 704 Central Ave.,Louisville, KY 40208
Disclosure: I was given complimentary admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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