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Churchill Downs | Tours, Hotels, Parking, Tickets, Museum

Churchill Downs


5 Things You Need To Know

Churchill Downs Tours

Tours of Churchill Downs are hosted by the Kentucky Derby Museum, providing visitors with a captivating opportunity to delve into the world of horse racing and the storied history of the Kentucky Derby. These tours offer unique insights into the iconic venue and its role in the world of thoroughbred racing, making them a must-do for racing enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Hotels Near Churchill Downs

If you're planning to stay near Churchill Downs, here are some hotels in the vicinity to consider:

  1. Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport: This Hilton property offers comfortable accommodations and is conveniently located near the airport and Churchill Downs.

  2. Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Ctr, an IHG Hotel: Enjoy the amenities and convenience of this IHG hotel, which is also close to the airport and offers easy access to Churchill Downs.

  3. Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville Airport Expo Center: This Hilton option provides modern suites and is situated near the airport and the Expo Center, making it a convenient choice for travelers.

  4. Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport: Experience a comfortable stay at this Sheraton hotel, which is in close proximity to both the airport and Churchill Downs.


Here are the ticket prices for general admission to Churchill Downs:

  • Adults: $10

  • Seniors (60 & older): $3

  • Children (12 & younger): Free

These tickets provide access to the iconic racetrack, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere and history of Churchill Downs, making it an enjoyable and affordable experience for all ages.


Churchill Downs offers the convenience of free parking, with several surrounding parking lots available for visitors. Parking is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, making it accessible for guests attending events or exploring the racetrack and museum.

Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum offers engaging experiences for visitors. Here are the details:

Operating Season:

March 20 - November 30:

  • Monday - Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

December 1 - March 19:

  • Monday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Ticket Pricing:

  • Adults (13-64): $20

  • Seniors (65+): $18

  • Military: $18

  • Children (5-12): $12

  • Children (Under 5): FREE

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