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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Franklin Ohio
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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