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Address: 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY
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Nice naturist center

Allows for a lot of interaction between kids (visitors in general) and hands on displays in the visitors center as well as the great outdoors!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Lexington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Allows for a lot of interaction between kids (visitors in general) and hands on displays in the visitors center as well as the great outdoors!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went there when I was younger with a camp but if you want to go and have a good time go with your family. They have an inside bathrooms it's free and there are fun things to hike and look around. Overall with my family it was a good experience. The last time I went was in August of... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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315 reviews 315 reviews
46 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

McConnell Springs is a nice surprise in the heart of Lexington. The first time we visited I was amazed that a place like this exists in the middle of a city, and it is a great way to take a break and feel like you are deep in the woods.

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lexington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a nice place to go and walk trails. There is the Boiling Spring , which is neat to see. Also, they have lots of learning activities and a nice educational center. A good place to have a picnic, and there are the picnic tables, and bathrooms. No fee to walk around, but sometimes they have classes you can... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Although this park is located in an industrial part of the city, there is a lot to see and learn while visiting. The nature center is very informative and staffed with great people. Walking the trails and looking at the historic foundations and champion tree were an unforgettable experience.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stumbled on this park/trail one day while driving around. I live in the area this park is in and ever thought about visiting. It is hidden behind various construction sites/companies but is placed perfectly. It's not too big of a park but I personally think it's the perfect size. You could easily spend a couple of hours here. Parking... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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54 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

McConnell Springs is a nice, small area for hiking to see the springs, the original water source for the settlement of Lexington, since there's no river or lake in town.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This out of the way, but still in Lexington treasure is not only believed to be the origin of Lexington, but is a wonderful wooded place to walk (very easy walking trails), picnic and get information on nature. My husband and I visit there at least once a year.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went with my wife and 6 y.o. one Saturday, found this a great place full of history. The paved walking trail is good, and the unpaved ones have a solid wood chip trail so it was not slippery even though the ground was wet from rain earlier. Worth seeing "the boils," especially after a rain. The nature center was also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were visiting from NC. We have a mixed group of abilities...which makes longer hikes difficult. This was so beautiful, and is a hidden gem. My 70 year old mother, 10 year old special needs child, and all of the rest of us enjoyed this equally. There are great bathrooms, an indoor nature center, numerous picnic areas, and plenty of... More 

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