Derby Week Barn and Backside Tour
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Derby Week Barn and Backside Tour
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-May 1, 2019, theWednesday before the Kentucky Derby. 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.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM
A Kentucky Derby Museum admission or membership IS REQUIRED to have access to the Barn and Backside Tour. You can buy an admission online right now with this tour ticket or pay at the time of your visit. This ticket is NON-REFUNDABLE by the purchaser. This tour is open to all adults and children age 8 and over and standing 57" high or taller.

Please arrive at the Museum's Visitor Services desk at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of this tour in order to get through the ticketing lines before the tour departs. All tours leave promptly at their scheduled departure time and will not be delayed due to prepaid ticket holder tardiness. If you wish to reschedule this tour ticket to an alternate date or time after purchase, please call 502-637-1111 at least 72 hours in advance of the listed departure time. Rescheduling is not guaranteed due to limited availability of these tours, and no refund or credit will be given if the ticket holder requests a different time that is unavailable for any reason. Unfortunately, Museum staff may not have the opportunity to respond to rescheduling requests made closer than 72 hours in advance.

This tour may be cancelled at any time, with or without notice, due to extreme weather or at the request of Churchill Downs. In the case that this tour is cancelled by the Kentucky Derby Museum after the time of this ticket's purchase, every effort will be made to place the ticket holder on another tour at a time that is agreeable to both parties. If this cannot be managed, the Museum will provide a full refund of the tour purchase price back to the original credit card used for payment.

If booking more than one tour, please be sure that the beginning and end times do not conflict. You will most likely be unable to reschedule the tour on your day of visit and no credit or refund will be given for unused tickets due to scheduling errors on the purchaser's part.
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Have you bought your general admission yet that is required to go on this tour? You can do so right now online or pay at the time of your visit.
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