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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Louisville-Part 2

Here we are back at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. Please proceed to your left where you will find the museum entrance.

Once inside the lobby area, it's time to choose your tour. We did the general admission which is $10 per person. If you have more time, for an additional charge you can add the Barn and Backside Tour, the Behind the Scenes Tour, or the Horses and Haunts Tour.

First we took our seats for "The Greatest Race" movie. The screen is wrapped around a large oval room. We sat on small plastic stool-type seats that allowed us to turn when a scene appeared to the right, to the left, or even behind us. The 17 minute film started with a Thoroughbred foal being nudged to its feet by his mother that definitely put a lump in my throat. But to me the most thrilling part of all was the Derby Day scene. It's a 360 degree shot of the crowd and the track, making us feel we were really present at the Derby, surrounded by thousands of cheering fans.

Next post, we'll do the walking tour!


Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I can here the bugle now! Don't they play bugles at horse races???

This sounds like it was so much fun!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

There is so much Pomp and Circumstance surrounding the Races. I am sure that is all very interesting.

Mariodacat said...

Great pictures. Looks like you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

That tour sounds fab! Mom luvs the Derby! Says she wants to go to it some time. I think she just wants to have an excuse to buy a fancy hat ;)

Waggin at ya,

Linda O'Connell said...

So of course, you will be donning your hat and attending the next derby?
Just visiting had to be a thrill.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

The place sounds neat. That must be fun spinning around in those seats watching the show.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Pat,
We have not talked in a long time!! Hope you have been well.
I have a new dog come on over and see me sometime OK??
She is a little mutt!!
xx, Tinker and Fern

Two French Bulldogs said...

very cool, we never went there
Benny & Lily