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 30th 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, and check out the "Breeders' Cup Barn and Backside Tour" heading for the period 10/29/18 through 11/3/18. As of 7/1/18, Kentucky State law requires the Museum to collect 6% sales tax on all tickets and memberships sold both through its website and in person.
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.