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The Arboretum

Address: 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: (859) 257-6955
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Ranked #8 of 48 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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KY
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126 reviews 126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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41 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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91 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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lexington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

enjoyed all the scarcrows scattered around. The day was 80 temps and with all the flowers blooming it was amazing

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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It is an amazing place to run or walk around in the back of a quiet neighborhood and located just off of UK's campus. The staff is preserving the environment in the arboretum and continue to add great features. You can also get a great view of the upcoming and new Commonwealth stadium renovations.

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Lexington, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a wonderful visit to the arboretum while we were in town. The kids loved all the old tree truck that were hollowed out, they were climbing on them most of the morning. The rose garden was just as beautiful. Plenty of paved trails for walking or running and lots of open space for the kids to play. The... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was just so hot the day we were there. The welcome center is open M-F and although the website says til 5 p.m., they close at 4 p.m. Restrooms available inside this center. I did see a porta potty outside in the parking lot. Lovely trails and would have done more if the weather wasn't 95...hope to go again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A stop here was a last-minute decision and I'm glad we made time to check it out -- if you're into plants and landscaping, you should definitely visit. Beautifully maintained property, most plants and trees are identified, and there are several trails that veer off the main, paved path so visitors can check out interior areas/gardens, many of which are... More 

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