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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

Address: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1398 (Fairgrounds)
Phone Number: 502-367-5000
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Ranked #26 of 59 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Convention Centers, Traveler Resources
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is an extremely large convention center. We were here for a cheer competition. There were about 11000 cheerleaders participating plus they had at least 2 other events going on and there was plenty of room. Good food vendors. Not ridiculously expensive. Staff was friendly. Have to pay to park but that is pretty typical at competitions.

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ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This venue is large and was plenty big enough for all the cheerleaders and families. I would think that there would be more hotels or restaurants "connected" to this venue. They did provide many food choices, but for 2 full days, I was tired of the same stands. The large arenas were set up nicely, but by sunday, the place... More 

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Monticello
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

attended the North American finals rodeo on Saturday November 15. had a great time there. enjoyed the "general store" along with the rodeo. was easy to get there and fairly easy to exit but as one would expect a large crowd was there. enjoyed this event and the expo is a great event center.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited the fair exposition center is full of free fun things for children to see and do. They have lots of things for sale and lots of food vendors. The cost of $10. dollars each to get in and then $8. to park seems like a good deal for a day of fun.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This fair was setup different. The parking lot was a big square and the exposition buildings were in an L shape around two sides of the parking so we were in side air conditioning . Some food vendors were still outside and they had a large midway for those that wanted to ride.Horse show at 7:00 and christian concert at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to the State Fair. The booths and the exhibits were great. We spent from noon tell 7 on seniors day. The down side is the price of the food and drinks. This has to put a damper on families with children. The drinks are $3.50. A hamburger is $8.50 with a doughnut bun. Funnel cakes... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Always fun. Always fried foods. It is what it is...fair food. The smells, the rides and the people watching. Never lets me down!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to the state fair if you go please see the free concert we saw Matthew west he was good he was superb excellent. The parking was good except for directions.

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central KY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited KY Kingdom / Hurricane Bay on Wednesday August 6th. We arrived shortly after the park opened and easily found a really close parking spot. We (adults) used McDonalds supplied KY Kingdom $10 discount coupons. The kids wanted to go straight for the water park. Lines were short and staff was nice and attentive. Not a fault of the... More 

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Expo Center seems to be one of those places I visit a lot through out the year for various venues. The State Fair is something I look forward to each year. Several sections of the Center have seen renovations the last few years, and they have done an excellent job in keeping most of it modern. It is always... More 

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