The express check-out at our hotel may be fast, but visit Churchill Downs to fully experience the fastest two minutes in sports. Go behind the scenes of the most famous equestrian racetrack in the world, host of The Kentucky Derby ever since 1875. Staying at our hotel near Churchill Downs means you’re just minutes away from a day at the races! Walk out near the racetrack to see the horses doing their routines, the same track that Secretariat and American Pharaoh achieved worldwide fame. Have fun betting on races from the stands. The staff are happy to give guidance if you’re new to gambling and help everyone have an exciting day!
Take a walking tour with the excellent Churchill Downs guides to learn about the venue’s history. Learn about the horses who live here year-round and how Churchill Downs became the prestigious racetrack that is today. Explore the two floors of interactive exhibits in the Kentucky Derby Museum to learn information about the individual winners. General admission to the museum comes with a tour of the racetrack, a 360 degree media experience about “The Greatest Race” and meet Thoroughbred and Miniature horses.
Make it a day at the Downs with a three hour buffet and day of racing, complete with mint juleps and thrilling bets. Don’t have time for a full day? Take a short tour of the barn and see all the horses who live at Churchill Downs year round. You can also take optional tour of the jockey’s room or millionaires seating.
There are eleven tours to choose from, including:
See the calendar to plan for a day with live races!