As one of the top places to visit in the country, the Kentucky Exposition Center is at the top of the list for reasons why people come to visit Louisville each year. The 1.2 million square feet center can accommodate crowds of all sizes. There are 54 meeting rooms ranging from nearly 600 to 25,000 square feet. Additionally, there are two arenas with flexible layouts. The Expo Center is only a couple miles from downtown and adjacent to Louisville International Airport.
Getting to the Expo Center
The Expo Center is located at the junction of interstate 264 and interstate 65. There are five main gates, including gate one, which the GPS will typically direct you to. Gates 2, 3, and 4 are on Crittenden Drive and Gate 6 is off Preston Highway.
If You are Driving:
To ensure you park closest to your event, check out the parking lot map here. Parking is $8 and the Expo has over 19,000 parking spaces.
From our Hotel
Traveling to the Expo Center from the hotel is quick and easy. Louisville Marriott Downtown, is located less than 5 miles away, making it convenient to get to by taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Simply exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 131B) and follow the signs to Gate 1, the main entrance and you’re there.
Dining at the Expo
Levy Restaurants is the exclusive food and beverage provider of KEC. Known for their locally sourced ingredients and freshly prepared menus items, Levy ensures that all guests are served with quality food and impeccable service. Levy has been trusted by many including the other fourteen convention centers they already serving. Not only does Levy serve convention centers, but professional arenas and stadiums as well. It is backed with over 40 years in the restaurant business serving to events such as the Grammy Awards, PGA Championship, the Kentucky Derby, and All Star games for the MLB, NHL, and NBA.
Hotel Near Expo Center
Stage and meeting presentations are held in Newmarket Hall. Seating is amphitheater-style and holds up to 600 people. Some specifications about this hall include climate control, ceiling and sales ring lights, covered walkways, stage and ramps. The Louisville Marriott Downtown is currently offering a Pick Your Perk meeting package. Please contact our Sales Office with any inquiries.
Hotel and amenities, you can enjoy before and after your meeting include: