Barn and Backside Tour
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Barn and Backside Tour
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.

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.
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.
Event ID: 3000002
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.
May 2019