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McConnell Springs

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Address: 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful scenery

Hidden behind buildings, this is a little park that is worth stopping to see and take a stroll through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Georgetown, Kentucky
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Hidden behind buildings, this is a little park that is worth stopping to see and take a stroll through.

Thank ChrisJ1018
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My son had his Senior Pictures taken here. This was my first time visiting and I was amazed at what you can capture on camera. the various angles and the background was absolutely FANTASTIC!!! My son had a FALL with a splash of the COUNTRY. This is an excellent place for an outdoors event. If you need an area to... More 

Thank 595shenitas
Cynthiana, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Hidden behind an industrial park, McConnell Springs serves as an oasis in the heart of downtown Lexington. This is not a place for true hiking, but can serve as a place to kill an hour or so in nature,sit by the springs, and enjoy the area. The wetlands are home to many animals and could be a great place for... More 

Thank Jeremy S
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

McConnell Springs is a hidden gem among industrial facilities in the heart of Lexington. You will never come across it accidentally, but you should seek it out. This park offers mild hikes and a tour of Lexington history going back to it's founding in the 18th century. It also demonstrates the area's natural history with streams entering and exiting caves.... More 

Thank Gabe10101
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This park has huge historical signifigance as well as natural beauty. The springs are beautiful and very interesting. The depth and clarity of the water creates a blue that defies description, definitely a must see. The springs were used as a camp site for the earliest frontiersmen who eventually decided to create a settlement and name it Lexington. The trails... More 

1 Thank Matt H
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a wonderful place for an easy hike. A quiet oasis in the middle of an industrial area. It's main attraction is the Springs, said to be the birthplace of Lexington. The walking paths are easy and interesting. The little science museum is filled with interesting displays of the wildlife. On a nice day you can eat outside. On... More 

Thank 316melee
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

McConnell Springs is a great place for people of all ages to enjoy nature. The hiking trails and nature center are both well maintained. When we were there a cabin was being added and was being constructed the way it would have been during the early historic days of Lexington. We attended a wedding there in March. The ceremony took... More 

Thank teacher152015
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Located off of Versailles Road behind an industrial complex, McConnell Springs is a beautiful little park that's great for a lunch time walk or a short hike while staying within the city limits. The trail is both paved and mulched, so it will accommodate a stroller, and it's an easy hike, perfect for young, old, fit, and the more sedate.... More 

1 Thank bekah45
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Park used to be a mess, at least it has been cleaned up, used to be the dumping place for all the business that you have to go through to get it ot..

Thank Scott F
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308 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice place to walk, hike, enjoy nature, have a picnic, run! McConnell Springs has a nice path to follow.

1 Thank KyBoop

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