Make the most of your visit to Churchill Downs and see all that Louisville has to offer!


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Visit Churchill Downs

Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky, during three race meets in the Spring, September and the Fall. See everything Churchill Downs has to offer by visiting

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the region’s premier attractions, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality, and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. With a general admission ticket, visitors can enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack and get their heart racing and emotions soaring watching the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high-resolution screen.
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Churchill Downs Store

When visiting Churchill Downs, we invite you to shop at the Churchill Downs Store. The store is open during the spring, September, and fall race meets, from gate opening time to 30 minutes after the last race. Located inside the Paddock Gate, the Churchill Downs Store offers a wide array of officially licensed Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs merchandise.

Kentucky Derby Festival

The Kentucky Derby festival stretches 'the most exciting two minutes in sports' into a month-long party! The Kentucky Derby Festival celebrates spring and the Kentucky Derby with fun and exciting events for adults and kids like:

  • Thunder Over Louisville, one of the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza
  • A half and full marathon
  • Hot-air balloon events
  • The Great Steamboat Race, where historic paddle-wheelers race on the Ohio River
  • The Pegasus Parade
  • And more!

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