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“Unable to accommodate large crowds -- terrible, terrible, terrible!!”

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Ranked #34 of 176 things to do in Louisville
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the top 10 largest public facilities of its kind in the U.S. Home to the Kentucky State Fair, National Farm Machinery Show, North American International Livestock Expo and some of the top tradeshows in the country.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Fairview Park, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unable to accommodate large crowds -- terrible, terrible, terrible!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was the site of a volleyball tournament in which my granddaughter played. Parking lot personnel could not handle the volume of traffic --- they definitely need additional staffing for events such as this one! Food service was bad, bad, bad -- at best. Nothing healthy here, even though it was an event for athletes. Not enough vendors to handle the crowd -- lines were long and anywhere from a half hour to 45 minutes waiting time just for a soda or pretzel -- again, not enough staffing!! They could probably learn some lessons about working with large crowds from International Exposition Center in Cleveland, Ohio!!

Visited March 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Massive Venue”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I attend many events here during the year, including gun, car and horse shows as well as the Kentucky State fair. Plenty of parking and good traffic control. Can they handle crowds!

Visited March 2013
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Thank Rob B
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Angola, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Alot under one roof!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place was huge! You may need a GPS for just the inside! The place is always clean, has very good lighting, plenty of food items to choose from, (although the prices could be just a little lower) and never far from a bathroom, no matter where you may be in the building. I would recommend going to what ever event that they may have!

Visited February 2013
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Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“enjoyed the show but”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

the food vendors will leave a bad taste in your mouth. The Kentucky fish vendors were not up to par this year. In the past I wouldn't miss a rainbow trout but this year one was all I could stand. Rude people serving, very dissapointed. (Farm Show)

Visited February 2013
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Thank Sharon C
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Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

wife and i went to the fair here and spent the day here. enjoyed walking through the fair and see many things . it is a great place to go to.. but parking is very high.

Visited August 2012
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