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The Arboretum

500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 257-6955
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Ranked #9 of 49 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
91 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Jackson Ms
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Though parking can be a pain if there are a lot of people there, the Botanical Garden is incredible when things are in bloom. Lots of informative placards in addition to the great biodiversity and pleasant landscaping. The walking/running track is scenic too, once you get past the large pasture/field, but be careful on the bridge - it can be... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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