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The Arboretum

Address: 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: (859) 257-6955
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Ranked #11 of 124 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a few hours to kill and drove to the Arboretum. First of all we were pleasantly surprised to see that there is no charge to get in, at least on the Sunday we visited. As this was October the gardens were decorated for Halloween. The various gardens are in good to fair shape compared to other arboretums we've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Don't come at the end of November. Everything is dead, HAHA! 5 stars because I've seen it so many times during the summer and it's beautiful but dragging the family here today was a humorous experience. It was a nice walk, even though there wasn't a single flower left!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a very nice place to walk or run, they have paved paths. They also have lots of beautiful spots for pictures. I've taken tours about tree info - very informative. They have lots of student activities available. Again, I suggest looking at there website. But if you just want to see lots of gorgeous trees and gardens -... More 

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