A world-renowned racecourse commemorating Henry Churchill, the Churchill Downs is the holy grail for aficionados of horse racing. Spread across more than 140 acres (56 hectares), the track rekindled Louisville's hope for horse racing after two of the city's favorite venues were shut down. Since its inception in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has prospered on this track garnering many raves from jockeys and equestrian sports lovers from across the globe. Featuring more than 70 luxury suites, the interior of the site is decorated with murals of Kentucky Derby winners thus celebrating the augustness and exclusivity of the sport. A museum, stables and a clubhouse are also a part of the Thoroughbred racetrack's extensive layout.
Freedom Hall is one of the eight venues housed within the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. The arena hosts events such as wrestling competitions, basketball, and ice shows among many, many others. The venue seats around 19,000 spectators, and for smaller events the space can be customized to hold a minimum of 6,000 people. VIP rooms are also available.
Whether you are in the mood to sit back and relax with a beer and listen to some wonderful music, or shoot some pool with a bunch of friends, Diamond Pub & Billiards is the place to go to. The pub serves a range of hearty dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers along with a varied list of drinks. Their pool room has several pool tables arranged side by side while the bar area is used to host events ranging from rock concerts to stand up comedy. All in all, it is no wonder that this is one of the most popular bars in the area.
Mercury Ballroom is a music space where renowned artists are invited to perform. The upbeat atmosphere and banter of the crowd, adds to the cheery environment. Artists like Corey Smith, Meghan Trainer and many others have been live performers here. You can book your tickets in advance to pick a nearer space to watch your Favorite artist perform. Additionally, the venue is also perfect for any of your private events with exclusive booths and party ambiance.
Size does matter and especially so at the Kentucky International Convention Center, that spreads across 300,000 square feet. The type of events held here vary from trade fairs to meetings and others. Besides a ball room that provides for an expanse of unending space there 52 meeting rooms covering the whole area and a conference theater besides other facilities . For your caffeine cravings there is a Star bucks on the premises and a lunch joint. Catering facilities are also available at the convention center. Call ahead for more details.