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Hotels in West Main Historic District near KFC Yum Center

KFC Yum Center Introduction

Located next to the Clark Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River, the KFC Yum Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Louisville. It's the home of the Louisville Cardinals men's and women's basketball teams from the University of Louisville, as well as the university’s women's volleyball team. With a seated capacity of over 22,000, it's the third-largest college arena in the United States. Named after the international fast food chain, the arena has also hosted concerts from some of the world's best-known musicians. It shares the riverfront with a theater, museums, and the Louisville Slugger Field baseball park.

Hotels near KFC Yum Center

The arena is in a prime position by the river in Downtown Louisville and is close to the city's convention center, so there are plenty of hotels nearby. There are some basic options, but many hotels are mid-price or upscale properties, mostly given 4-stars. Some are high-rises with views over the river; one hotel has its own art gallery. Most have restaurants, stylish bars, pools, and airport shuttles. To get a good room rate, avoid the first weekend in May when the Kentucky Derby takes place. Otherwise, the best deals are during the winter months.

Where to stay near KFC Yum Center

Downtown Louisville is a lively neighborhood and is a good place to experience the city’s famous bourbon, with bars and distilleries in the city’s "Whiskey Row." A good way to get around is by using the Louie Link, a glassed-in skywalk that connects 6 city blocks. Old Louisville historic district is a pleasant place to stay and is recognized as America's largest Victorian neighborhood. A good example of the distinctive architecture is the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. A walk round Central Park is popular- it was designed by the landscape architect who created New York’s famous park.

Things to see near KFC Yum Center

Louisville is a popular place to visit for travelers interested in sporting history. Its most famous son is Muhammad Ali, and you can explore memorabilia, historical footage, art, and photo galleries at the Muhammad Ali Center. The city is also the home of the Kentucky Derby, which is held at Churchill Downs. This is a renowned destination, and racing takes place in the spring and fall. There’s also a museum there. You may also like the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, which features a giant baseball bat outside. Celebrating the home of the sport’s most famous bat, you can have a slug yourself at Bud's Batting Cage.

How to get to KFC Yum Center

Set in the heart of Louisville, The KFC Yum Center is easily accessed by public transportation, with the city’s network of buses serving Downtown on Main Street. Louisville International Airport is 6.3 miles away and can be reached by bus from Market @ S. 6th Bus and Coach Station. Traveling by car is straightforward, with Interstate 64 running beside the arena. There’s a multi-level garage parking underground, and more than 21,000 parking spaces are available within 5 blocks of the arena. Parking can be pre-booked via the city’s website.