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Getting There

By Plane -- Major airlines fly into Louisville International Airport (tel. 502/368-6524; www.flylouisville.com), 10 minutes from downtown. There's frequent service from all major Midwest hubs. The flat rate for a taxi downtown is $20 (except during Derby week, when it runs about $35).

By Car -- The major routes into Louisville are I-71 from the northeast (Cincinnati), I-65 from the north (Indianapolis) and south (Nashville), and I-64 from the east (Lexington) and west (St. Louis).

Visitor Information

Contact the Louisville and Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 400 S. First St., Louisville, KY 40202 (tel. 800/626-5646 or 502/584-2121; www.gotolouisville.com). There's also an Information Booth at the airport (tel. 502/367-4636). To find out what's happening around town, pick up a copy of the Courier-Journal newspaper's free entertainment tabloid, Velocity (www.velocityweekly.com), or the LEO Weekly (www.leoweekly.com), an alternative weekly that's also free at newsstands around town.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.