From I-65 Northbound
Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 131B) and follow the signs to Gate 1, the main entrance.
From I-65 Southbound
Take Exit 132 to Crittenden Drive and merge to the far left. Gate 4 to the Fair/Expo Center will be directly on the left after the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Or continue along Crittenden Drive to Gates 3 and 2, which will be on the left.
From I-65 Westbound
Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 11) and follow the signs to Gate 1. Or proceed further to Crittenden Drive to enter Gates 2, 3, or 4. Exit 12 is Preston Highway (Highway 61). Take a right off the exit and follow Preston to Gate 6, which will be on the left between Sleep Inn and Thornton’s Gas Station.
From I-65 Eastbound
Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 11) to Crittenden Drive. Proceed to Gates 2, 3 and 4 which will be on the right. Or continue past the Crittenden Drive exit to I-65 and Fair/Expo Center (Exit 12) and follow the signs to Gate 1.
The Kentucky Exposition Center has more than 19,000 parking spaces. Parking is $10 for cars and there are four entry gates at the Kentucky Exposition Center. (Subject to change based on parking/pricing)
- Gate 1
- Gate 2
- Gate 4
- Gate 6
For events in Freedom Hall or West Wing, the closest parking is located in Lots E or J (located on either side of 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.
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 toward 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 on Highway. Gate 6 entrance road is located between Thorntons and Sleep Inn.