The home of the most famous horse race in America, Churchill downs is full of tradition and amazing stories. It opened in 1875, and has hosted the Kentucky Derby ever since. The track also hosts the Breeders Cup. Races are run from May to July, and October to November, and visitors to Churchill Downs can see live races in addition to learning about past winners in the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is open year round.
Address: 700 Central Avenue
Telephone: (502) 636-4400
Opening times: Museum: March 15 to November 30: Monday to Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Opens 9am in winter. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Derby and Oaks Days.