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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

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Address: 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
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+1 502-367-5000
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the top 10 largest public...

The Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the top 10 largest public facilities of its kind in the U.S. Home to the Kentucky State Fair, National Farm Machinery Show, North American International Livestock Expo and some of the top tradeshows in the country.

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First time to the Kentucky state fair was very busy. I just would suggest maps or at least information how to find areas and how to get there.

Reviewed 21 August 2016
John R
Westport, Indiana
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Elkton, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Went to the State Fair, and to see Reba. We had a great time. It is always so clean and well organized. I have been here several times and will definitely be going back.

Thank Kattiedid
Sellersburg, Indiana
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355 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My understanding is that this is the largest fair under one roof. It must be good because I have been coming here for 33 straight years. Wide variety of food, but I prefer the Agriculture tent for some Kentucky grown food. The midway and Kentucky Kingdom offer great rides for adults and children. Love seeing the farm animals as well.... More 

Thank ManningAvenger
Westport, Indiana
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

First time to the Kentucky state fair was very busy. I just would suggest maps or at least information how to find areas and how to get there.

Thank John R
Louisville, Kentucky
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97 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of space at the Exposition Center. Parking is ample. I do not have a handicap tag but even during the State Fair they have enough. All the different buildings are connected so you don't have to walk outside to get from one side to the other. However the traffic control is always bad. It's nice that they have police... More 

Thank K G
Lexington, Kentucky
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105 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I come here every year for the Street Rod Nationals and this is a great place to accommodate over 10,000 cars. There is plenty of parking, lots of food vendors, and the expo hall is filled with all kinds of vendors that you can view in air conditioned comfort. What impresses me the most is the attitude of the workers.... More 

Thank John M
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

$8 to park for the only amusement park in 50 miles need I say more terrible and then when you pay the parking money can't find anywhere to park BLAH!!!

Thank wisemom992
San Antonio, Texas
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95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

There were over 10,000 street rods! Everything was great (even with a heat index of 100+). Only problems: (1) wet grass areas. After the rain, it was very messy. It would have been nice if the grass had been cut BEFORE this event. (2) It took over 30 minutes drive into the gate on Saturday - was only ONE gate... More 

Thank Robert M
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77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It's not a terrible place by any means but it's not a great place. Honestly, it feels more like a mall then as convention center. Finding the right place to go and unload was a bit confusing. There is an amusement park and other things in the same area. Parking was easy enough and not terrible in price though one... More 

Thank Brian N
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were there for the National Street Rod Event, and had a great time! Lots of great food, beautiful facility, nice friendly people willing to help out any way they could. We go there every year for this event, we love it there!

Thank smithsmt
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, clean everywhere. Restroom around every corner. Awesome atmosphere. Easy to get to. Pretty big place.

Thank Derek L

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