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Maps & Directions
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Need directions to Churchill Downs? The racetrack is situated very close to major interstates and highways. Here are the easiest ways to reach the track whether you're coming from north, south, east or west!
Driving from St. Louis and New Albany
I-264 East (from I-64E - New Albany and St. Louis): Take Exit 9 - Taylor Blvd. Turn left traveling north on Taylor Blvd. For Gate 10, turn right on Longfield Ave. For Gate 17, turn right on Central Ave.
Driving from Lexington
I-264 West (from I-64W - Lexington): Take Exit 10 -Third St./Southern Pkwy. Turn right heading north on Third St. or Southern Pkwy. to Central Ave. Turn left on Central Ave. For Gate 17, continue on Central Ave. For Gate 10, turn left at Fourth St. and bear right passing the barns.
Driving from Nashville
I-65 North or from Airport (from Nashville): Take I-264 West (Watterson Expressway) to Exit 10 - Third St./Southern Pkwy. Turn right heading north on Third St. or Southern Pkwy. to Central Ave. Turn left on Central Ave. For Gate 17, continue on Central Ave. For Gate 10, turn left at Fourth St. and bear right passing the barns.
Driving from Indianapolis and downtown Louisville
I-65 South (from Indianapolis/Downtown Louisville): Take Exit 132 - Crittenden Drive (exit will veer to the right). Continue straight onto Crittenden Drive. Take first right at Central Ave. intersection. Continue straight on Central Ave. Track is approximately 1.6 miles from expressway.