The Real Cost of Attending the Kentucky Derby

By Ben Steverman - 2013-05-02T19:33:55Z

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Derby Week Activities 

A week's worth of events and attractions come before the big race day on Saturday, including the free Pegasus Parade on May 2, which is part of a two-week Derby festival. Visitors might stop at the Kentucky Derby Museum -- admission $14 -- for an overview of the race's history. The Belle of Louisville, a steamboat built in 1914, offers sightseeing cruises on the Ohio River starting at $21 per person.