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Race Day Golf Cart and Walking Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 9/22/2017 through 11/22/2017

Join us for an exclusive tour that takes you through the history, pageantry and legacy of the Churchill Downs Racetrack and the Kentucky Derby. You will have a 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 the backside and get up close and personal during live races at the track that day. 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, Barbaro and American Pharoah. The 3.5 hour tour wraps up with box seats that day at Churchill Downs. Don’t forget to arrive an hour early because Kentucky Derby Museum admission is included and you will not want to miss The Greatest Race and all the interactive exhibits. The Race Day Golf Cart and Walking Tour is limited to six guests and will go out rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather with comfortable walking shoes.

2017 REGULAR SCHEDULE JUNE 2ND THROUGH NOVEMBER 22ND
1-4:30PM on Most Live Racing Days with First Post at 12:45PM at Churchill Downs Racetrack
Downs After Dark, Twilight Racing, Breeders' Cup, Fathers Day and Belmont Stakes Days Excluded
Barn and Backside Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 9/22/2017 through 6/3/2018

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.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM Monday-Saturday
11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM Sunday
Around the Track Golf Cart Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 9/22/2017 through 11/30/2018

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, Barbaro and American Pharoah. 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

May 8th through November 30th in 2017
March 26th through April 22th and May 10th through November 30th in 2018

Please click on the "Derby Season Around the Track Golf Cart Tour" for availability April 23rd through April 30th, 2018.
Behind the Scenes Tour (Churchill Downs Grandstand)
From 9/25/2017 through 4/22/2018

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
Greenhouse and Garden Tour at Churchill Downs (Churchill Downs Greenhouse)
On 10/4/2017

Join us for this limited availability, two and a half-hour tour that will highlight the Greenhouse and Gardens of the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack! Tour the racetrack’s amazing 12,000 square foot Horticultural Center and learn first-hand what it takes to keep the grounds beautiful on Kentucky Derby Day and year-round from Churchill Downs Horticulture Director, Matt Bizzell. Gardening gurus will love learning about not only the types of flowers and plants that are grown on-site, but also the care and history of the track’s gardens and surrounding property. The tour starts at the Kentucky Derby Museum where you will hop into a van to start your tour. Everyone returns to the Museum for lunch in the Derby Café at noon, which will feature a Kentucky Cobb garden salad special among other options. After lunch, you will enjoy the Historic Walking Tour, The Greatest Race and a self-guided exploration of exhibits at your leisure. All guests must be nine years of age or older and the tour is limited to fourteen people. Tours take place on the first Wednesday of each month through October (except for May, which is later in the month due to the Kentucky Derby set up) and start promptly at 9:30AM.
Horses and Haunts Tour (Churchill Downs Grandstand at Night)
From 10/4/2017 through 10/25/2017

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.

2017 REGULAR SCHEDULE
7PM on October 4, 11, 18, 25
Off-Season Barn and Backside Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 3/1/2018 through 3/25/2018

Please note that the Off-Season Barn and Backside Tour takes place when there are usually no horses residing at the Churchill Downs Racetrack. Guests will most likely not see a horse during this tour.

This is a guided van tour of the "other side" of the Churchill Downs Racetrack to see the stable area that will be filled once the track reopens for business in late March. This highlight of this tour is your opportunity to walk through the actual barn where Secretariat stayed during his historic Kentucky Derby run, normally off-limits when the track is in race season. You will also have the chance see the Backside Learning Center and hear about the history of America's most iconic home of Thoroughbred racing. This exclusive one hour tour is offered only to guests of the Museum. This tour will be available in 2018 daily March 1st through March 25th.

Regularly Scheduled Tour Times
8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM Monday-Saturday
11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM Sunday
Twilight Tour (Churchill Downs Grandstand at Night)
From 3/21/2018 through 9/19/2018

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.
Derby Season Around the Track Golf Cart Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 4/23/2018 through 4/30/2018

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, Barbaro and American Pharoah. 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.

2018 REGULAR SCHEDULE
8AM-Noon April 23rd through April 30th

Please click on the"Around the Track Golf Cart Tour" for availability at all other times.
Derby Week Barn and Backside Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 4/28/2018 through 5/2/2018

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 the Saturday-Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby each year.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM