Louisville Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau

CVB
Hotels153
Convention Center18,581 sq. m
Guest Rooms20,126
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel1,310 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues39
Average Room Rate$102.00
Restaurants2,500
Daily Food Cost$61.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate6%

Louisville Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau

CVB

Why Choose Our Destination?

Louisville is changing the way people think about Southern destinations. A city that is truly unique and different. A city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality and quirkiness with friendliness. A city full sights, sounds and sips all its own—including its official cocktail, the Old Fashioned, and the one-and-only Urban Bourbon Experience, a citywide adventure that includes distilleries, endless craft cocktail bars and Bourbon attractions and exhibits. Louisville’s also gained fame for its nationally acclaimed culinary scene that features hundreds of locally-owned restaurants with a focus on locally sourced ingredients, which is one of the reasons why it was recently named one of the “Nation’s Best Local Food Scenes” by USA Today. Louisville has become one of the most exciting cities to eat, drink, explore and meet in. This is due in large part to development boom which has brought an influx of new meeting spaces and hotel rooms -– including the new 612-room Omni Hotel. At the center of the excitement is the expansion and renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in the heart of downtown Louisville.

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Getting Here

Louisville is easy to get to and hard to leave. It is located within a day's drive of over half the U.S. population via major interstates I-71, I-64 and I-65. Louisville International Airport, located 6 miles from downtown, offers nearly 100 daily flights and services all major airlines.

Distance from Airport

  • Louisville International Airport

    9.66 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Big Four Bridge

Recreation
Pedestrian-only bridge from Louisville's downtown Waterfront Park to charming Southern Indiana.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Museum

Churchill Downs

Recreation
Experience live racing during the Spring, September and Fall meets.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

Recreation
Urban Bourbon distillery in downtown Louisville

Angel's Envy Distillery

Recreation
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Urban bourbon distillery on Main Street in downtown Louisville

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Muhammad Ali Center

Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery


Convention Centers

  • Kentucky International Convention Center

    From the supertruss towering over the two city blocks it spans, down to the brickwork and wall of windows overlooking tree lined sidewalks, the Kentucky International Convention Center provides a beautiful and functional convention facility.

  • Kentucky Exposition Center

    One of the top 10 largest public facilities of its kind in the United States, the Kentucky Exposition Center features more than one million square feet of indoor space which can accomodate an amazing spectrum of events.

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Additional Information

Louisville's downtown convention center will opens August 6, 2018. The new convention center has over 200,000 of contiguous meeting space, 52 meeting rooms, a 40,000 square foot ballroom, a 125-seat tiered conference theater, LEED Silver Certification and a beautiful destination experience driven design.