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Rupp Arena

432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-4567
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Ranked #14 of 58 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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to see Rupp Arena, signed in then were told we couldn't get in because they were waxing the floors.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are not going to a UK basketball game don't go here. Lously food, indifferent employees. Much better choices for entertainment and dinning.

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Phenix City, al.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A big arena with a national reputation as a result of UK basketball. Not much else to say, other than crossing it off my list of places I have been and seen.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are any type of basketball fan you must visit Rupp Arena when you are in Lexington. Home of the best college basketball program in history. Plus there is something for everyone. What most people do not realize is that Rupp Arena is built inside a mall. There are stores all over selling all types of things.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Concerts is the ONLY reason I go to the Rupp for. I haven't been to the Rupp in a couple of years though. I hear it's a great place for sports. But the drinks and food you get there is high, but what do you expect? It's Lexington.. (I don't know when the last time I was here, so I... More

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Walton, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Going to watch a University of Kentucky basketball game is a must do for the true Wildcat Fan! Rupp Arena is a sea of Wildcat Blue with many shops and restaurant/bars filled with Big Blue excitement.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's ALWAYS an experience to go to Rupp Arena. University of KY's tradition is like no other. It is getting older though, but still AMAZING!!!

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I am from Atlanta so this was my first time here and it was great experience seeing Kentucky play a SEC rival. Great seats and lots of energy in this place with all the students and raving fans! Look forward to going back for another game sometime.

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