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Hotels in Louisville near Kentucky Exposition Center

Kentucky Exposition Center Introduction

Sprawling across more than 1.2 million square feet in southern Louisville, the Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the largest multi-use facilities in the United States. Within its grounds is Cardinal Stadium, which is used for major concerts. There are also 2 arenas – the Freedom Hall and the Broadbent Arena – which put on everything from basketball games to equestrian events. The center hosts the Kentucky State Fair, an 11-day extravaganza that takes place every August. It also puts on the National Farm Machinery Show every February, and the North American International Livestock Exposition, which is held in November.

Hotels near Kentucky Exposition Center

There's a good selection of budget accommodation near the Kentucky Exposition Center, some of which has indoor pools. You'll also find mid-range and more upmarket hotels with pools and fitness centers. Spring and fall are the best times to visit Louisville, as July, August, and September can be hot and humid. If you plan to visit during one of the big events at Kentucky Exposition Center, you'll have to book several months in advance to get a good deal. Hotel prices also shoot upwards in early May when Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby horse race.

Where to stay near Kentucky Exposition Center

Away from the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville has several attractive neighborhoods to choose from. Downtown Louisville, about 5 miles north of the center, is full of historic architecture and museums. If you want to be close to some of Louisville's best places to eat, stay near Restaurant Row in the Highlands neighborhood, 4.8 miles north of the venue. History buffs may enjoy strolling the streets of Old Louisville, 3.7 miles north of the exposition center. Its collection of restored Victorian buildings is among the biggest in America.

Things to see near Kentucky Exposition Center

Horse racing fans may want to visit the Churchill Downs, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby. It's only 2.1 miles from the Kentucky Exposition Center. Head 6.3 miles north to Downtown and explore the Muhammad Ali Center, the museum devoted to Louisville's most famous son. Nearby is the Louisville Slugger Museum & Bat Factory, where baseball fans can discover how Major League Baseball bats are made. If you're following the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, there are several distilleries to visit in Louisville, including the Heaven Hill Distilleries 6.2 miles north of the exposition center.

How to get to Kentucky Exposition Center

If you're flying into Louisville International Airport, the Kentucky Exposition Center is 1.1 miles away, near the junction of I-65 and I-264. Many hotels near the exposition center offer free shuttles to and from the airport. Parking at the exposition center is straightforward, as there are 19,000 places on site. Visitors traveling by public transportation can make use of Louisville's bus network. If you want to explore Downtown Louisville, try the ZeroBus Free Downtown Circulator. It's a zero-emission, all-electric bus service that shuttles along Main, Market, and Fourth Streets – and it's free.