Kentucky Derby Museum
Even those who are not horse-racing fans can experience the
thrill of the sport at the museum and through tours offered at
Churchill Downs, one of the world's oldest (established in 1874)
and most famous tracks, which hosts the annual renowned Kentucky
Derby. The Museum contains exhibits that bring the pageantry and
excitement of the Derby to life, including high-tech computerised
hands-on displays and video graphics. A video entitled 'The
Greatest Race' is shown on a 360-degree screen every half hour from
9am to 4.30pm (from 12.30pm on Sundays). Museum tour guides take
groups of visitors to see the Churchill Downs' stable and infield
areas, as well as through the historic Edwardian grandstand, finish
line and winners' circle.
Address: 704 Central Avenue
Telephone: (502) 637 7097
Opening Time: Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm (opens 8am from 15 March
to November), Sunday 11am-5pm.
Admission: $14 (adults), $6 (children 5-12).