Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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!