After eating a Hot Brown for lunch, we had to go somewhere to try to work off a few of those many calories. We worked our way down to Churchill Downs. On the way, we drove through the area known as Old Louisville. The area is comprised largely of Victorian-style mansions and homes built in the late 1800s. Many have been restored to their original glory and an area that had been decaying is now a very fashionable neighborhood.
Churchill Downs is a huge facility. You always see the cameras at the Kentucky Derby focused on the “twin spires” as shown in our picture above, but that is actually a very small portion of the grandstands. The Museum is a very interactive one with informative exhibits. The displays of Derby Day hats is amazing. And here is a jockey tuning up for the next Derby run.
Our pictures of the Louisville area are at: https://picasaweb.google.com/116107386675555024952/LouisvilleKentucky