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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Lexington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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75 helpful votes 75 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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115 helpful votes 115 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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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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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