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McConnell Springs

416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY
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Ranked #23 of 55 attractions in Lexington
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: Known as the "Birthplace of Lexington", a nice walking trail leads to a breathtaking natural spring where Lexington was named in 1775. The campsite... more »
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Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have lived in Lexington for over 25 years and have always heard of McConnell springs and visited this March. I was very disappointed! There is really nothing to see here. There is a walking trail and a spring. The spring is small. maybe with some donations this could be worthwhile. Many other nice places to visit in the bluegrass... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This park is part of Lexington's history. The visitors center has restrooms and is air conditioned. The trails are easy to follow and there are lots of informative markers to highlight historical areas. It was a worth the trip to learn more about the beginnings of the city of Lexington. It was also great to get a little exercise while... More

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Somerset, Kentucky
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Until this week I had never heard of McConnell Springs. It is located in the heart of Lexington's industrial area. If you or your family enjoy nature preserves, this is the place to be. We called ahead to see if they could accomodate our group of 23 "tweens" and 4 adults. They were not only welcoming, but provided us with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit for adults and kids. Walking trails. Benches. Learn about the many different plants that grow in Lexington. My grandkids had a wonderful time and so did I. Worth the trip

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Lexington, Kentucky
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a historic little gem tucked away in what you think is an industrial part of Lexington. It's beautiful and green, it has a great trail, and it's quiet and within a quick 5 min drive of downtown. The spring was positively idyllic the day my husband and I went. The only downsides of this place are that you... More

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Colliers, West Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a nice, easy walk from the nature center to the final drain. Lots of turtles. Loved the Blue Hole. Wish we had time to just sit and listen to the birds. Will visit every time we come to Lexington!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

McConnell Springs is basically the birthplace of Lexington, and it's really surprising how close something so peaceful and amazing can be so close to roads and train tracks, and urban Kentucky. You might get lost at first, so just look for signs that point to the springs. I saw lots of animals here, like Racoons and many nice birds. It... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

If you have a spare hour on a pleasant day, be sure to make a stop here. Interesting from both a natural and historical perspective. Very scenic and with a lesson on the origin on Lexington.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

McConnell Springs is a great place to go hike in Lexington. It's also a good place to go bird watching. I take my children there often to enjoy nature.

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Lexington, Kentucky
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I love the tranquility here and the pathways. Explore them to the spot where it all goes underground again. Stroll in the peace and by all means check out the nature center there!

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