Kentucky Derby Museum


On the Churchill Downs racetrack grounds, the museum has exhibits on derby history, including a peek into the life of jockeys and a roundup of the most illustrious horses. Highlights include a 360-degree HD film about the race that lets you feel the horses thundering by, the 30-minute walking tour of the grandstands (which includes some engaging yarns), the eye-popping derby hat collection and sipping mint juleps in the museum cafe.

The 90-minute 'Behind the Scenes Tour' ($15) leads you through the jockey's quarters and posh VIP seating areas known as Millionaire's Row.

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