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Behind the Scenes Tour (Churchill Downs Grandstand)
From 2/25/2017 through 10/22/2017

The Behind the Scenes walking tour brings Museum guests into many exclusive areas of Churchill Downs, including Millionaires Row and the Matt Winn Dining Room. 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. Patrons are also brought through the simulcasting area where they see the murals of jockeys and trainers along with a unique glass sculpture of Churchill Downs on Derby day. This tour is only available on certain "dark" days during Churchill Downs' racing meets (days when there is no live racing). Those live racing meets typically occur from late April through the first week of July as well as the months of September and November.

REGULAR SCHEDULE
10AM, 12PM, 2PM Monday-Saturday
12:30PM, 2:30PM Sunday
Twilight Tour (Churchill Downs Grandstand at Night)
From 3/15/2017 through 11/15/2017

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 and November. In October, the "Horses and Haunts" tour takes the place of the Twilight Tour and is off December-February.
Around the Track Golf Cart Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 3/27/2017 through 11/30/2017

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.

2017 REGULAR SCHEDULE
8AM-Noon Monday-Saturday
March 27th through April 8th and May 8th through November 30th

Please click on the "Derby Season Around the Track Golf Cart Tour" for availability April 10th through May 1st.
Barn and Backside Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 3/27/2017 through 11/30/2017

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
Derby Season Around the Track Golf Cart Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 4/10/2017 through 5/1/2017

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.

2017 REGULAR SCHEDULE
8AM-Noon Monday-Saturday
April 10th through May 1st

Please check out the "Around the Track Golf Cart Tour" ticket option for tour availability from May 16th through November 30th.
Derby Week Barn and Backside Tour (Churchill Downs Backside)
From 4/29/2017 through 5/4/2017

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-Thursday before the Kentucky Derby each year.

Saturday-Thursday of Derby Week (AM tours only on Thursday)
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM

Thursday of Derby Week ("Thurby")
7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM