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The Arboretum

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Address: 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: (859) 257-6955
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Urban Oasis

I loved the days when the Arbo was just a big field. It was so big and the space so open and free and it was filled with birds. Now, however, it is different, but is still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I loved the days when the Arbo was just a big field. It was so big and the space so open and free and it was filled with birds. Now, however, it is different, but is still something quite special. Our little dirt trails around the perimeter are gone, but the paved ones make this beautiful space accessible to all.... More 

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Lexington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Can walk your dog (as long they are on leash) In the spring there are many roses in bloom. Don't miss the memorial to a plane crash at Bluegrass Airport.

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Camberley
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited the Arboretum to find three Geocaches which are hidden there. Although this was during storm Octavia, the place looked so lovely in the snow especially with the blue sky.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place for a walk or a jog. Lots of paved paths but there is also a nice wooded area, makes you feel like you're far away from the city.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent 2 hours walking around arboretum on the campus of University of Kentucky. A beautiful place to visit.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love walking the trails of the arboretum all year round. The voluntary groundskeepers do a great job keeping the trails interesting.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Located near UK Campus. Great place to take a jog or a walk. Lots of pretty plants, flowers, etc. Take a blanket and a book and stretch out on the grass and enjoy the sun and sky.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The arboretum is an easily accessible haven in the heart of the city, right by the UK campus. I love going there to run and take in the beautiful foliage. The path around is about 2 miles around, and there are always plenty of other runners out there too.

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KY
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

With three paved loops, walkers, runners, strollers, and dog walkers have lots of room to enjoy outside exercise. The loops pass through beautiful landscapes portraying the diverse vegetation of Kentucky while providing a variety of rolling hills. Parking is always available.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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317 reviews 317 reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Arboretum is a gem in Lexington. It is a wonderful place to exercise, take a gentle stroll, walk a dog, or just visit the exhibits of various native plants. The gardens are beautiful.

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