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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1398 (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #32 of 78 attractions in Louisville
Type: Convention Centers
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

our family vacation was Louisville zoo which we loved and ky kingdom we took our granddaughter to six flags a lot when she was 5 she is now 16 so our grandson who is 5 wanted to go because all the things Breanna had told him so we went it was terrible lot of rides weren't open her favorite ride... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I bought season passes this year because they were such a great value ($59) and offered nice perks ($1 sodas, dining discounts, etc). We have gone twice this season so far, once to do rides and once for the water park. Both days we attended on a weekday to avoid crowds and arrived at opening time (11am).... More

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Washington, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a great time - lots of rides (coasters were incredible) - short wait times - awesome wave pool and slides. Food was a little pricey but would go again!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In case you aren't aware, KK has been closed ever since Six Flags gave up the lease about 5 years ago. KK is now open again under a the same core group that took over the park in 1989 and made it a success. Now, after 2 years of refurbishment, KK is back. I have no hesitation in saying it... More

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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family spent two days in Broadbent Arena at the KY Fair & Expo Center for the US Trampoline & Tumbling Association National Championships (my youngest was competing). There was more than enough seating to accommodating the crowd, which expanded and shrank as the various events took place. Having spent this entire season attending meets in cramped high school gymnasia... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We attended a trade show at the convention centre and found the site so easy to get into and out, staff everywhere to help guide you to where you need to go. Plenty of toilets scattered around the place and food stalls with a vast array of choice.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom is re-opened with new management and a bunch of new rides. We went there on a Sunday, a traditionally slow day for amusement parks, and the park was PACKED. Since the park sat abandoned for several years, some parts of it are still closed off, and the roller coasters T2 and Twisted Twins are... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

When a disagreement between the Kentucky Fair Board and Six Flags caused the park chain to withdraw from this amusement park about four years ago, this park remained silent. A couple different groups attempted to purchase the property and/or lease it to reopen it, but all fell through. Last year, a bright spot was that someone finally did work things... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have so many memories of the KY State Fair that there is no one to even begin writing them. I moved to Louisville with my parents as a child and since then have only missed a handful of fairs in the past 40 years, usually traveling home just for the event. The fair boasts the largetst indoor exhibition center... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My family & I stopped by for a couple hours on Sat. We had great food and rode a few rides. They have a new steel coaster, Lightning Run & Thunder Run, a wood coaster. These two coasters were loads of fun, lots of airtime. I wish we had three extra hours just to ride these two rides. We rode... More

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