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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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Great place horrible staff

My family and I spent last week in Kentucky to make use of the out of state deals at this park. We were very very pleased with the prices and the amount of quality rides! It was a... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
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Prospect, Ky
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Google for the events that are held here year round, from the Fair, to Flea Markets, concerts and more.

Thank jlhr416
Arkie in the mtns.
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279 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The Fairgrounds has a large parking lot with 30 and 50 amp hookups. It is a good location to see the sights of Louisville. Located at the Convention Center and near the Downs. The is a dump station and wash rooms. Not much else. $50. a night for a good location.

Thank lspar
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I spent last week in Kentucky to make use of the out of state deals at this park. We were very very pleased with the prices and the amount of quality rides! It was a very fun place to visit and we had a great time. The service however left a lot to be desired... There were... More 

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Bellflower, California
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were there for the Skills USA competition for college and high school students. Lots of buildings and rooms with things to see.

Thank barbcatw
Keene, New Hampshire
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223 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is an amazing facility to host your large shows. Meeting rooms, conference rooms and show space that goes on and on. Easy to get to from major highways and numbers of hotels near by, this is a great venue..

Thank Bryant A
Hartford, Connecticut
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Bring good walking shoes. You will need them. The food is over priced and just average, but the food staff were all very friendly. We were here for VEX robotics - it was crowded, but basically well managed. One complaint, it was very hard to get seats in the center arena. Sections that looked connected from a distance were actually... More 

Thank teachmuzic
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182 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great place! Really, really huge. Seems well organized for large groups. Everyone is helpful. The food at The Grille needs improvement.

Thank lmarshall
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This Fair was great with good food. Enjoyed the music. Will stop by again on our way to Kentucky Kingdom.

Thank Karen M
Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I, and some other 80,000 people, packed the centre in May for the NRA convention. Was there all three days and I'm still not sure I saw everything, even though a detailed map of all the exhibits was provided. Friday morning, crowded, Saturday, standing room only. Sunday, a little quieter. The complaints about the parking are unfortunately justified. Getting in... More 

Thank Richard P
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We visited this past weekend for the Lego KidsFest and the first thing I noticed was the parking is very confusing. There are tons of things right there together and no real descriptions in the parking lots of where you are going. We asked a couple people working in the parking lot to direct traffic and they were not exactly... More 

Thank Sabrina B

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