Summer 2017, Day 29: Kentucky Derby Museum, Taft NHS

This morning we visited Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby:

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We toured the Kentucky Derby Museum:

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Museum admission included a walking tour of Churchill Downs:

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The museum showed a film about the Derby on a 360 degree wrap-around screen:

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Former race horses are buried here.  Well, not the entire horse.  When horses are buried, only the head, heart, and hooves are buried:

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We visited with Transpired, who ran in the 2011 Kentucky Derby:

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Fun in the gift shop:

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The museum was interesting, we learned a lot about horse racing!

We continued north and crossed into Ohio at Cincinnati:

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We worked our way into a surprisingly urban area to visit William Howard Taft National Historic Site:

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The site preserves president Taft’s childhood home:

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Like other presidential homes we’ve visited on this trip (Truman and Grant), the focus of the site is a tour of the home.  Since we did not go on the tour, all we got out of our visit was a few displays in the room where tour tickets are sold.

Trish has finished the doily she has been crocheting for the past few days:

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We continued on to overnight at the Cabella’s of Centerville, Ohio.  We did a bit of browsing in the store:

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See the alternating light blue line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2017, Day 28: Mammoth Cave NP, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP
Summer 2017, Day 30: Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton Aviation History NHP

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