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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, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Visit - amazing information about Kentucky - always great things to see - great informational plackards - Must See and Visit when or live in Lexington Kentucky!

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Franklin Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

What a great park.Free and pet friendly!! I will return at different times of year. We found this on a spur of the moment trip through the area heading towards Norris lake .. traveling with our dog. It was very hot and humid so to keep the visit short ... but saw enough to know it's amazing and worth a... More

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Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We always visit the Arboretum - it's such a peaceful place. Worth a stop any season. Not only trees, but annuals, perennials, vegetables and a lovely rose garden. If you have children, be sure to stop in the children's area, too!

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Lexington
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12 reviews 12 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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