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The Arboretum

500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 257-6955
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Ranked #12 of 58 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: Expansive arboretum features a variety of trees, gardens and walking/jogging paths. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. more »
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Lexington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's a beautiful park with a figure 8 type walking trail, I think 2 miles r/t. Just a beautiful gem and so relaxing. Lots of people use the trail and very friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although containing a pretty rose garden, and a variety of flowers, this was quite a small garden as compared to most other gardens. While the Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco ect. Gardens go on for thousands of acres, this would be lucky to have 5. Some plants are even unmarked, and there is only one, rather short path. Perhaps,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We walked the lovely grounds and the flowers, plants, trees, fruit and vegetables were all worth seeing. I enjoyed it and would go back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want to go for a walk or run this is one of the best places in Lexington. The scenery is gorgeous, there is a small garden for children, and a welcome center as well. If you love to be outdoors go to the Arboretum.

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Huntingtown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved walking the main trail and taking all the little "side trails". If I lived in the area, I would come here all the time! Great place for kids to run around and a picnic here would be wonderful.

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Greenville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Perhaps not the best time to visit, is 5 minutes before the visitor center closes, with humidity so high, you can see it in the air, but that's what we did. Barring, the horrible garden weather KY was suffering from the gardens were still an enjoyable trip, full of easy trails, shade laden pockets with water features that made it... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

For what I saw it was nice and free. I didn't browse as much as I wanted because of the heat but I took many flowers

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Griffithsville, West Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen. It is an extremely well-maintained Garden of Eden that invites those who enter to sit a spell and just relax. The Children's Garden is a wonderful place for kids to learn the quickly becoming lost art of growing things. The main garden is free but there is a... More

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Sewell, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Each year for the past four years we made sure to include a trip to the Arboretum in our Lexington, KY visit. Each year we were able to talk to some of the many volunteers about the gardens and plants. This year the vegetable gardens were a big disappointment. Instead of an abundance of many unique and interesting vegetable plantings,... More

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
2,118 helpful votes 2,118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having been to Commonwealth Stadium several times for UK football games, I knew where The Arboretum was at, but never stopped by. That changed last week because my wife wanted to see it on the way back from the Smokies since we were going to be in Lexington anyway. It was a Sunday, so info center was closed. But bathrooms... More

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