Louisville Museum Awarded a USA Today ‘10Best Attraction For Sports Fans’
The Museum was the only attraction in Kentucky nominated for this category.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 5, 2023) – A popular Louisville museum was listed as a USA Today 2023 10Best Readers' Choice travel award in the Best Attractions for Sports Fans category, ranking 5th on the list voted on by the public.
The Museum was nominated, along with 19 other attractions, by a USA Today panel in July, and then the public voted for their favorites online. The Museum was the only attraction in Kentucky nominated for this category.
“The Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in America, and we love sharing the thrill of Derby every day with every guest that walks through our doors. Kentucky Derby Museum is a bucket list destination for travelers, especially sports fans, and we're proud to be recognized by our fans with this Readers' Choice Award," said Patrick Armstrong, Kentucky Derby Museum President & CEO.
Louisville is gearing up to celebrate 150 years of Derby history, memories, and traditions. The museum is working on several major projects surrounding the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, including three new exhibits, multiple must-attend events, exclusive bourbon offerings, and much more.
Opening in the spring of 2024, Riders Up! simulates riding in the Kentucky Derby through the decades and allows guests to race one another in a virtual gaming experience.
Opening in the summer of 2024, the second exhibit chronicles 150 years of Kentucky Derby fashion with ensembles from various decades along with modern iconic pieces.
From the daily Guided Track Visit to the specialty tours, the Museum gives guests a unique view of the National Historic Landmark and behind the scenes access to see Churchill Downs’ multi-million dollar renovations.
While planning a trip to Louisville, guests can download a copy of Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guideto see the city's top attractions and bourbon distilleries. Visitors also can get additional city attraction, lodging and dining assistance at gotolouisville.com.