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Rupp Arena

432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-4567
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Ranked #13 of 57 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: Sports and entertainment center seats 23,600 spectators and serves as home to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Concerts, basketball, trade shows, conventions.. this ia a great spot to plan or attend one. The facilities are top notch. Concessions and vendors bend over backwards to make you feel welcome. The arena is clean unlike many where you wouldn't pick up a $100 if you dropped it. The restrooms are as close to line free as you can get.... More

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Easy in and out, nice mall area attached, decent acoustics for concerts, pricey concessions but what venue isn't?

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love coming to Rupp! I've been to 2 concerts and one basketball game. I like that it's attached to the Lexington Center and before an event starts you can explore the shops. And there's always something going on!

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Love the setup of this arena. A LOT of restaurant choices. Lots of shops. Make sure you get good info if you are here for trade show or anything where they may be using different Ballrooms might be a tad hard to find where all you have to go. But definitely a win for Lexington. Tell them Glen sent you,... More

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West Salem, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's easy to drive around and find parking. The Arena is part of the Lexington Convention Center so don't let your GPS fool you. There are stores inside of the Convention Center and it's very pretty.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place is awesome if you are a UK sports fan. Great sound system. They often do fireworks in the arena! It's a treat to see some good players do their thing. The stadium seems a little cramped but its a great time. Depends on your tickets I guess.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

a great place. they have dining and stores all under one roof. you can also access other resturants and bars via the breezeways

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Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good parking, a busy place, expensive seating, loud, fun, poor food, sort of wild crowd, have to stand a lot, many restaurants around Rupp, excitement abounds.

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Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If attending conventions ease of getting there and close proximity to restaurants was nice. Hyatt is attached which it great. Indoor food courts and walkways to other downtown businesses was excellent.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took our grandchildren to see after living there 28 yrs ago, we wanted them to see the arena. We weren't allowed inside, had to go to viewing window which my littlest had to held to see. It took the "ah ha" moment away from not seeing it inside

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