My 18 year old son is auditioning for American Idol at Freedom Hall. Wristbands are to be picked up July 19th beginning at 8 am and auditions are July 21st beginning at 8 am. I believe people can line up as early as 5 am on both days. We were thinking of bringing the whole family (other sons are 6, 10, and 15) but don't know what there is to do in Louisville. We are tentatively booked at the Springhill Suites by the airport because the rooms hold six people and it appears to be across the street from the Kentucky Fair and Exhibition Center -- is this a good place to stay? Is this area safe? The reviews I have read on Six Flags are not good, I know Churchill Downs is not racing....so I am a little concerned that my family may be bored. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.