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New this year, the Kentucky Derby Museum is providing an exclusive opportunity for you to see Kentucky Derby contenders! This two-hour tour will take you to some of the best spots around the track, where you will see the horses go through their morning routines as they prepare for the Kentucky Derby. Guests will be taken around Churchill Downs in a golf cart and will stop at several locations to watch the Thoroughbreds train, take pictures and enjoy being along the rail for this annual racing extravaganza. The Derby Contenders Works Golf Cart & Walking Tour is limited to six guests per morning with all guests being 10 years and older.

2019 SCHEDULE
7-9 AM April 22 through May 1
Get ready to embark on the most exclusive tour Kentucky Derby Museum has to offer! The Around the Track Golf Cart Tour takes you through the history, pageantry and legacy of the Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby. You will have a totally unique experience at the home of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," from the grandstand to the backside and everywhere in between. You’ll begin from the outside grounds, travel through the Paddock, then relish a morning rail side workout session. Next you’ll travel through the famous infield tunnels to the backside to enjoy an up close and personal view of the horses, jockeys and trainers and see the barns that once were home to Thoroughbred legends like Secretariat, American Pharoah, and Justify. The tour wraps up with lunch in the private Post Time Kitchen, with a unparalleled view of the track and famed Twin Spires. After lunch you will return to the Kentucky Derby Museum, where you will enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits that bring the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby right to you! The Around the Track Golf Cart Tour is limited to six guests.

2019 REGULAR SCHEDULE
8AM-Noon April 22 through May 1

Please click on the"Around the Track Golf Cart Tour" for availability at all other times.
Join us for some Derby contender spotting! There's not a more exciting time to visit the 'backside' of the racetrack than the week leading up to Derby. Experience the hustle and bustle firsthand in this exclusive van and walking tour. Visitors will take a ride to the other side of the track into the barn area. As you ride through the barn area, look for the yellow saddlecloths and spot a Derby winner in the making! Do not forget your camera (flashes must be turned off) because there will be many opportunities for photo-ops. This tour offers great insights about the workings of the racetrack, care and attention to the horses and the history of this world famous track. Whether you are a racing novice or a frequent fan, this tour through the barn areas will be a hit. This exclusive tour is offered only to guests of the Museum. This is a great tour for horse lovers, but please note: guests will not be able to touch the animals or enter the shed rows. Tour guides, when possible, will point out the barns where the Derby contenders are housed in preparation for the big race. Seats are limited since the group is transported to the backside in a van. This specially priced tour is available from April 22 through May 1, the Wednesday before the 2019 Kentucky Derby.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM
This is a guided van tour of the "other side" of Churchill Downs to see racehorses in their environment. More than 1,400 stalls dot the back of the track and most are full during the peak seasons. On any given day of training, visitors could see a 2-year-old in line to win next year’s Kentucky Derby, a veteran runner nearing retirement or the Derby winner themselves. Stops will be made for picture taking at the track (time and weather permitting). This exclusive one hour tour is offered only to guests of the Museum. This is a great tour for horse lovers, but please note that guests will not be able to touch the horses. This tour is usually available late March through November 30 of each year. Tour availability for the week before the Kentucky Derby each year is shown under the "Derby Week Barn and Backside Tour" heading.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM Monday-Saturday
11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM Sunday

Barn and Backside Tours for 10/22/18 through 10/28/18 must be purchased under that separate ticket option due to added capacity.
Get ready to embark on the most exclusive tour Kentucky Derby Museum has to offer! The Around the Track Golf Cart Tour takes you through the history, pageantry and legacy of the Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby. You will have a totally unique experience at the home of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," from the grandstand to the backside and everywhere in between. You’ll begin from the outside grounds, travel through the Paddock, then relish a morning rail side workout session. Next you’ll travel through the famous infield tunnels to the backside to enjoy an up close and personal view of the horses, jockeys and trainers and see the barns that once were home to Thoroughbred legends like Secretariat, American Pharoah, and Justify. The tour wraps up with lunch in the private Post Time Kitchen, with a unparalleled view of the track and famed Twin Spires. After lunch you will return to the Kentucky Derby Museum, where you will enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits that bring the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby right to you! The Around the Track Golf Cart Tour is limited to six guests.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
8AM-Noon Monday-Saturday

March 25 through April 20 and May 6 through November 30 in 2018

Please click on the "Derby Season Around the Track Golf Cart Tour" for availability April 22 through May 1, 2019.
The Behind the Scenes walking tour brings Museum guests into many exclusive areas of the Churchill Downs racetrack, including Millionaires Row, the Matt Winn Dining Room and the Jockeys' Room where riders prepare for all of their races, including the legendary Kentucky Derby. Bring your camera for the many picturesque views you will spot from all points on this tour! Visitors also get a look at the member’s only Turf Club and the Fourth Floor Balcony, providing opportunities for photos of the track, legendary Twin Spires and the city. This tour is only available on days when there is no live racing at Churchill Downs. Live racing typically occurs 4-5 days a week from mid-April through the end of June (including the time where the racetrack is preparing for the Kentucky Derby) as well as the months of September and November. Children under five are free with no ticket required. Note that the Jockeys' Room at Churchill Downs Racetrack can only be accessed via a small set of stairs and is not fully accessible. All other parts of the tour are fully accessible, and guests who are unable to travel to the Jockeys' Room may return to the Museum early since that will be the last stop on the tour. Please call for more information before you purchase a ticket if you have a questions about accessibility.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
10AM, 12PM, 2PM Monday-Saturday
12:30PM, 2:30PM Sunday
Join us for an exclusive, guided tour (strictly limited to 6 guests) that explores the history, pageantry and legacy of Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby. You will have a one-of-a-kind experience at the home of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," from the backside to the exclusive dining areas and everywhere in between. You’ll start by traveling through the famous infield tunnels to the backside to enjoy an up-close and personal view of the horses, jockeys and trainers, and to see the stables that once were home to Thoroughbred legends like Secretariat, Barbaro and American Pharoah. Next, you’ll enjoy a viewing of “The Greatest Race,” a film that will immerse you in Derby day excitement. Then it’s off to Churchill Downs to explore the Clubhouse, including a peek at the Paddock while horses prep for the next race. Your tour will wrap up with seats at Churchill Downs in one of the Fine Dining areas like Millionaire’s Row, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Chef’s buffet. At 1pm, your guide will depart, leaving you to enjoy an afternoon of races, or return to the Museum to explore our two floors of interactive exhibits!

Tour Details
4 hours including lunch (9AM – 1PM)
Various live racing days May, June, September-November
$150 per person
Ticket includes lunch in one of the Churchill Down’s Fine Dining areas and general admission to Churchill Downs for the duration of that day’s racing
Some walking involved
Rain or shine!
Dress code: Track Casual for dining, so please dress appropriately: Jackets and blazers optional, vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, dress jeans and slacks are appropriate, as are golf shorts, dress shorts and capris. Worn or torn garments, halter tops, athletic wear, frayed or torn denim and midriff tops are considered inappropriate attire.

Limited to six guests
For guests 10 years of age and older

2019 SCHEDULE
9:00A-1:00PM on various racing days May-June and September-November, excluding Kentucky Derby week and Breeders' Cup.
Please check the calendar for exact dates and availability.
The Twilight Tour of the Churchill Downs racetrack is your all access pass to see the beauty of the track at night under the glow of the infamous Twin Spires™. Take a stroll through the courtyard, paddock, grandstand, Turf Club, Millionaire's Row, the Stakes Room & stop on the Balcony next to Twin Spires™ overlooking the track. Bring your camera for the many picturesque views you will spot from all points on this tour! This tour offers a truly insider view of the non-public areas of the Churchill Downs racetrack.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
7PM on the Third Wednesday of Every Month March-September. In October, the "Horses and Haunts" tour takes the place of the Twilight Tour, and the Twilight Tour is off November-February.
Let this tour take you back in time to visit the spirits on the darker side of the track. Hear stories of legends and lore as you are guided from the Kentucky Derby Museum’s cemetery to the sixth floor of Churchill Downs. The tour runs every Wednesday in October and lasts for about an hour and a half.

2019 REGULAR SCHEDULE
7PM on October 2, 9, 16, 23
Please note that there will be no tour on Wednesday 10/30 due to live racing at Churchill Downs.