Directions

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 the 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.

Parking

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.

Public Entrances

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 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.

Express Lanes

Cash-only express lanes are available at Gate 1 and Gate 4. Express lanes are also open to those with exhibitor passes or parking passes.

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.