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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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I love the paved path and I like how they kept the woods unpaved. Recently there's a bulldozer in the woods and I hope they aren't paving this section. Not many people go into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love the paved path and I like how they kept the woods unpaved. Recently there's a bulldozer in the woods and I hope they aren't paving this section. Not many people go into the woods and this is nice because you don't have to deal with running into people or pets. The main path is 2 miles long. There's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Bring your dog and your kids. There is a special children'sw garden (no pets) and lots of very nice paths to hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The children's garden is spectacular! It is worth the visit. There are nice paved walking paths and beautiful roses in the summer.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The arboretum is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit that is filled with gorgeous pathways and a nice silence. Great place to visit for a peaceful afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very nice place to walk around, a lot of different vegetation there, very nice in spring. I have also attended some special events there a few years ago which was nice

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The arboretum is more like a city park than a dedicated arboretum. It's great for a walk, run or photo op. Several graduates were taking pics after their ceremony.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Right next to the UK stadium there is a beautiful place of trails where joggers, walkers, dogs on leashes all are welcome with thing blooming like crazy in spring and summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you search a bit and can follow signage, you will find UKs ARBORETUM!!! Plenty of flora, a few fauna, wonderful walk- run trails. Any age and just about any physical condition, will find an interest.

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Bedford, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Well-kept area and beautiful landscaping. Nice walking and running trails. Many quiet spots for reading, meditation, etc. I nice place to enjoy nature when you need to get away from the hustle bustle of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The arboretum is a great place for those of any age to have fun, as there is a children's garden for smaller children (some parts involve water - make sure to wear sandals/flip flops and clothes you don't mind getting wet)! For teenagers and adults there are many free walking trails and sometimes gardening activities as well as an annual... More 

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