Louisville Tourism

One Riverfront Plaza 401 West Main Street, Suite 2300 40202

Why Choose Our Destination?

Louisville has grown exponentially in the last decade thanks to the effort and vision of many in the community. The city is now consistently recognized as one of the hottest (and coolest) places in the country to visit and live in. Louisville is a reignited city, having just spent $1B to upgrade and renovate its attractions, hotels and convention facilities to make them all state-of-the-art and one-of-a-kind. Louisville’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, one-of-a kind attractions, Urban Bourbon Experience, rich culinary scene, convenience and affordability make it a world-class destination for any meeting or event. Your attendees will love our restaurant and bar scene, the thrill of visiting Churchill Downs, Museum Row (with the likes of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Muhammad Ali Center) and distillery tours. In no other city will you find the welcome you’ll receive in Louisville – from the Louisville Tourism staff to the friendly faces of the frontline workers and locals of this vibrant city.


Venue Highlights

Cvent's 2023 Top Meeting Destinations

See Cvent's full list of 2023 Top Meeting Destinations.

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

Old Forester Distillery

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

Angel's Envy Distillery

0 mi. away
Urban bourbon distillery on Main Street in downtown Louisville

Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery

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

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

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

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

Urban Bourbon distillery in downtown Louisville

Churchill Downs

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

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

See how bourbon is made first-hand.

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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