One of God's own prototypes–a high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production.
Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

— Hunter S. Thompson, Louisville native


Travel to Louisville, the birthplace of Hunter S. Thompson, Muhammad Ali, the song, “Happy Birthday To You,” and Funeral Party Records, is a generally painless endeavor, as we’re home to an international* airport that serves all major carriers. It’s also at the intersections of interstate highways 64, 65, and 71, for those who prefer the scenic route. (And indeed, the scenery is great.)

* [Admittedly, the “international” designation is limited to its role as a UPS hub, but it’s still technically correct, which is the very best kind of correct. Regardless, domestic flights into Louisville are typically a trouble-free endeavor, and the airport provides the usual assortment of ground transportation options.]


Despite Louisville’s size, a great many points of interest are located within ten minutes (2-5 miles) of the hotel.

Further, unlike some other metropolitan regions with populations exceeding a million, Louisville can typically be navigated quickly from end to end.

Whether you’ll be visiting an art museum, wandering any of our myriad award-winning parks, doing some antiquing, touring a distillery (bourbon or brandy–pick your poison), snuggling inside a cat café, eating until you’ve reached maximum capacity, seeking out historical facts behind our local ghosts, spending quality time with the skeletons of a couple of Catholic saints, or even, say, zip-lining inside a giant cavern, it’s all within easy reach.

There’ll be plenty of structured activities organized by the Convergence committee and others during the three official days, but there’s really quite a lot to do here, so you might want to consider extending your stay.