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Aerial photo of the Kentucky Exposition Center with the headline, "Easily Accessible From Any Direction."
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The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at the junction of Interstate 65 and Interstate 264, making it easily accessible for drivers coming from any direction. For visitors flying in, we are located across from the Louisville International Airport and a short seven minutes from downtown.
Directions
There are five entry gates at the Kentucky Exposition Center. If you are planning to use a GPS, you will reach your destination when you arrive get at Gate 1. However, for faster access into our facility, you may use Gates 2, 3, 4 or 6.
Public Entrances:
Gate 1 (Main Gate)
Gate 2 (Crittenden Drive)
Gate 3 (Crittenden Drive)
Gate 4 (Crittenden Drive)
Gate 6 (Preston Highway)
Parking
The Kentucky Exposition Center has more than 19,000 parking spaces. Parking is $8 per vehicle per entry, unless stated otherwise.
For events in Freedom Hall or West Wing, we recommend parking in Lots E or J (located on either side of Cardinal Stadium) which you can access from Ring Road/Circle of Champions.
Lot N (in front of the West Hall) and Lot A (in front of the South Wings) are open for visitor parking. Freedom Way is also open to traffic from Ring Road/Circle of Champions and the main gate.
To make sure you are parking in the closest lot to your event, check out our parking lot map by clicking here.
Find out which gate is closest to your hotel
Hotels located near Gate 1 - Crowne Plaza, Howard Johnson, Courtyard Louisville, Springhill Suites, Roadway, Residence Inn, and Hampton Inn.
We recommend entering the facility via Gate 2 or Gate 3 by going South/West on Phillips Lane towards Crittenden Drive. Turn right onto Crittenden Drive and follow the signs to Gate 2 or Gate 3.
Hotels located near Gate 4 - Holiday Inn, Country Inn, Ramada, Super 8, and Hilton. We recommend entering the facility via Gate 4 adjacent to hotels off Crittenden Drive.
Hotels located near Gate 6 – La Quinta Inn and Sleep Inn. We recommend entering the facility via Gate 6 by going west on Preston Highway. Gate 6 entrance road is located between Thornton's Gas Mart and Sleep Inn.
RV Parking
For information on RV parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center, please call (502) 367-5380. Reservations may be made a year in advance for any show held at the facility, except for the Kentucky State Fair.
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