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GIE + Expo Travel Info

As the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Kentucky, Louisville is home to over 90 attractions, 17,000 hotel rooms and 2,500 restaurants. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Greater Louisville is easily accessible and within a day's drive of nearly half of the nation's population. The Louisville International Airport (SDF), only seven minutes from downtown, handles nearly 100 flights per day and offers easy access to the Kentucky Exposition Center. For information on things to do in Louisville, visit www.gotolouisville.com

Louisville’s central location puts it within a day’s drive of half of the U.S. population.

Getting To & Around Louisville

Driving Directions
The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at the junction of I-65 and I-264 (937 Phillips Lane) in Louisville. Signs reading "Fair/Expo Center" on both interstates lead to the main gate. Visitors may want to beat the traffic by entering Gates 2 & 4 on Crittenden Drive or Gate 6 on Preston Highway. Visitors traveling from out of state by air will find getting to the Kentucky Exposition Center easy as it is located just minutes from the Louisville International Airport. Parking is $8.

Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209

RV Parking

The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) provides convenient RV parking for GIE+EXPO. The RV lot offers 20 and 30 amp electrical service, water, disposal station, restrooms and showers and is located near the west wing, parallel to Lot “L.” No tents are allowed except pop-up tents on wheels.

The daily rate for electric hook up is $50 per day. This includes water hookups / tank filling and access to a dump station, restrooms facilities and showers. If you do not need any hookups, the rate is $30 per day for “dry camping”. Fill station, dump station and restroom/shower facilities are included.

Visit their web site at www.kyexpo.org for more information and to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted one year in advance. However, reservations should be received at least one month prior to date of actual arrival.

Parking at KEC

Parking is $8.

Thank you for attending the Kentucky Exposition Center. In recent years, we have some issues with parking around the facility. We are reaching out to everyone to help make the entire experience a better one for everyone involved. With that said, we would like to take the time to remind people of some rules and laws that have to be enforced at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • Park in legal parking spaces
  • Do not park next to fire hydrants. This poses a huge safety risk in the event there is an emergency.
  • Please don't park on the sidewalks or grass areas. This impedes other patrons from moving around the grounds and in many cases is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Follow the direction of the traffic directors. These individuals will help direct you to the appropriate lots and get you parked quicker.
  • Avoid parking on curbs, especially painted yellow, or in marked fire lanes
  • Do not block drive lines, especially in the horse barn areas. This causes issues for departments to get in and clean the stall areas and remove dumpsters.
  • Do not block any dumpster or trash compactors. These are emptied almost daily and the times will vary.
  • Park trailers in the appropriate lots

We look forward to seeing you!