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Welcome to Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs

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.

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700 Central Avenue
$3 adults, children under 12 free. Kentucky Derby Museum: $13 adults, $5 children under 12.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

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.
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