Things To Do In Louisville


    Looking for fun things to do in Louisville? You just hit the jackpot! Spin and win on over 1,300 thrilling games at Derby City Gaming. Watch and wager on exciting horse racing at the iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Explore horse racing history at The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby Day. You’re sure to have winning time, every time you visit any of these great things to do in Louisville.

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The World’s Most Legendary Racetrack

Home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs features a modernized grandstand, private luxury suites, simulcast wagering areas as well as the world’s largest 4K video screen.


The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports

Entering its 150th year, the Kentucky Derby is America’s greatest horse race. Also known as “The Run for the Roses”, the Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States. 

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Where Every Day is Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby Museum is a one-of-a-kind engaging and educational experience. Enjoy guided walking tours, two floors of interactive exhibits, plus be sure to visit the great gift shop and café.

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There are plenty of great things to do in Kentucky, but nothing’s more exciting than hitting a jackpot at Derby City Gaming! Not only does Derby City Gaming have all the hottest games to play and fun promotions to win, but you can make every spin even more rewarding by joining the Players Club. Signing-up is fast, free and easy. All Players Club members are eligible for exclusive offers, promotions and more. Plus, every time you play any of the over 1,300 thrilling games, you’ll earn valuable reward points that you can redeem for free play and other members-only perks.

All that winning can work up an appetite, so be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing restaurants near me, Lil’ Wagner’s or Railbirds Hot Chicken. Whether you’re craving classic, diner-style comfort food from Lil’ Wagner’s or some delicious, kickin’ hot chicken at Railbirds, every meal at Derby City Gaming is a winner!

Of course, no night out at Derby City Gaming is complete without a little celebrating. Raise a glass at the Center bar, featuring a signature bourbon menu. With fourteen huge 85” TVs, the Center bar is Louisville’s best bet to catch all the sports action! Then let the good times carry over from the bar to the dance floor where you can groove to live music featuring the best bands and DJs in Louisville.

Looking for even more fun things to do near me? Visit the world’s most legendary racetrack, Churchill Downs. Featuring live thoroughbred horse races during the spring, September and the fall, Churchill Downs is home to the prestigious Kentucky Derby. Continuously run since 1875, the Kentucky Derby (also known as “The Run for the Roses”) is the longest running sporting event in the United States and is a spectacle you won’t want to miss.

Whether you’re a horseracing fanatic or a casual fan just looking for fun things to do in Louisville, be sure to check out the Kentucky Derby Museum. Enjoy two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits, go on guided tours and be sure to watch their signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race.” Plus, stop by the café for a Kentucky-inspired hot brown or piece of Derby pie and for those over 21, treat yourself to the Derby’s signature drink, the mint julep.