Kentucky Derby Museum


704 Central Ave
Louisville, KY 40208

Phone: 502-637-1111

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Mar - Nov  Mon-Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm Dec - Mar  Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm

Type:
History Museums, Museums


10BEST Says

Museums: Climb onto a model horse and pretend to be a jockey in the starting gate where there are life-sized videos of what it's like to be in front of the riders. In 2010, the museum underwent a $5.5 million dollar renovation and now has even more exhibits for all ages. The Warner L. Jones, Jr. Time Machine shows footage from past Kentucky Derbies - going as far back as 1918 - as well as interviews with owners and jockeys. In the sound-proof room, visitors can experience what it's like to be an announcer, and on the second floor they can learn about the horse-naming process.

History Museums: Climb onto a model horse and pretend to be a jockey in the starting gate; watch lifesized videos of what it's like to be in front of the riders.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Museums: "Free tours run every hour."

Best for Museums Because: Kentucky is horse country, and there's something for all ages at this fun museum.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Museums: Climb onto a model horse and pretend to be a jockey in the starting gate where there are life-sized videos of what it's like to be in front of the riders. In 2010, the museum underwent a $5.5 million dollar renovation and now has even more exhibits for all ages. The Warner L. Jones, Jr. Time Machine shows footage from past Kentucky Derbies - going as far back as 1918 - as well as interviews with owners and jockeys. In the sound-proof room, visitors can experience what it's like to be an announcer, and on the second floor they can learn about the horse-naming process.

History Museums: Climb onto a model horse and pretend to be a jockey in the starting gate; watch lifesized videos of what it's like to be in front of the riders.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Museums: "Free tours run every hour."

Best for Museums Because: Kentucky is horse country, and there's something for all ages at this fun museum.

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