7 Kentucky Derby travel tips from Louisville insiders

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If you're traveling to the Kentucky Derby this year, you're probably prepping for horses, hats and bourbon. But if you've never been to Kentucky's biggest event, there are some things you need to know. We asked some local Louisville insiders for tips on how to get the best Derby experience. Did you know there's a correct way to give someone a hug? Or that mint juleps aren't many people's drink of choice?

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Click through the slideshow above for locals' advice on what to drink, what to bring to Churchill Downs and how to properly pronounce their city.

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