Louisville Tourism

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Why Choose Our Destination?

Upon arriving in Bourbon City at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, a quick 10-minute drive will lead you to the heart of downtown to experience Bourbon City’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, Urban Bourbon Experience, one-of-a-kind attractions, and rich culinary scene. Within the walkable downtown area visitors will find two entertainment districts, a gaming center, iconic museums and attractions, a riverfront park, 6,889 hotel rooms, 120 restaurants, and the Kentucky International Convention Center. You’ll also find bourbon on every block surrounding the center. Distilleries, brand outposts, tasting rooms, speakeasies and bourbon shops abound. Whether you take an immersive distillery tour or craft cocktail class, or simply enjoy Louisville’s official cocktail, the Old Fashioned, it’s a delight to soak up the city’s rich bourbon culture. Your attendees will also love our award-winning restaurant scene and the thrill of visiting iconic attractions like Churchill Downs, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center. To learn more about meeting in Bourbon City, visit GoToLouisville.com/Meet.


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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 Muhammad Ali International Airport, located 6 miles from downtown, offers nearly 100 daily flights and services all major airlines.

Distance from airport

  • Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

    7 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

4 blocks away
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, is a museum and factory tour attraction located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row", part of the West Main District of downtown. The museum showcases the story of Louisville Slugger baseball bats in baseball and in American history.

Churchill Downs

4 mi. away
Experience live racing at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby during the Spring, September and Fall meets.

Old Forester Distillery

3 blocks away
Bourbon distillery, cooperage and cocktail experience on historic Whiskey Row.

Angel's Envy Distillery

8 blocks away
Industrial-chic venue and bourbon distillery with a hip vibe offering tours by reservation, cocktail classes & tastings.

Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery

5 blocks away
Located t in the heart of downtown Louisville, Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery has guided tours and tastings to learn about their “Cost Be Damned” approach to producing the highest quality American whiskeys.

Muhammad Ali Center

4 blocks away
Guided by Muhammad Ali's six core principles, the Muhammad Ali Center features an interactive museum, educational programming, and special events to inspire young adults and adults to pursue greatness in their own lives, communities and countries.

Big Four Bridge

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

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

6 blocks away
Urban Bourbon distillery in downtown Louisville

Convention Centers

  • Kentucky International Convention Center

    We are LEED Silver Certified offering 52 modern meeting rooms, 200k sq. ft. exhibit hall, large pre-function areas featuring modern glass facades overlooking Louisville’s cityscape matched with top-tier exhibit space and expandable meeting rooms.

  • Kentucky Exposition Center

    Your event is center-stage at the Kentucky Exposition Center. We offer 1.2 million square feet of contiguous meeting space to serve events small to large and commit to providing an exceptional experience when working with our staff. There are 56 fle


Additional Information

Louisville's downtown convention center completed a renovation and expansion in 2018 with over 200,000 square feet of contiguous meeting space, 52 meeting rooms, a 40,000 square foot ballroom, a 125-seat tiered conference theater, LEED Silver Certification, GBAC STAR Accreditation and a beautiful destination experience driven design.


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