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McConnell Springs

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Address: 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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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 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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..

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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.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very clean and reasonable place for large parties. (up to 300) Accommodations for a band and entertainment. Reasonably priced.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love spending a few hours here every few months. Love the walking paths, natural springs and the nature center. They offer wonderful programs as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great and fun hike, easy trails and I love the rock walls!!! As always for this kind of nature walk, bring water, a snack, and pick up any litter others may have accidentally left.

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