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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
859-272-6105
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Ranked #15 of 58 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete with forests, creeks, meadows, wildflowers and... more » Owner description: Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete with forests, creeks, meadows, wildflowers and historic and geological landmarks. « less
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stopped here with only a few hours to spare. We swung by the information center and grabbed a map and got some advice on the trail. We really didn't have the right shoes on (trail shoes recommended versus every day tennis shoes). We hiked out to the KY River viewing point. You will definitely feel the burn on this... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The trails are well maintained and seldom crowded. There are different habitats to enjoy along with the residents of each. The only drawback is that no dogs are allowed. I think they would love it too.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Love this place. It's an oasis of nature in the middle of bland Lexington urban sprawl. Trails are well maintained.

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Home Sweet Home
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Was only a 30 min. drive from home; and i had been wanting to go since before relocating to KY. Went with my niece, and hiked up to the white trail. I loved it, although the map is a bit confusing. Before we even made it to our starting trail (blue trail) we saw a deer (for the first time... More

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My daughter and I explore here. One of my hobbies is photography, and there are great opportunities for lovely photos here with variations in lighting under the trees or in the sun. Stone fencing, streams, outlook over the Kentucky River, and wildlife. Great place to visit!

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Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Kids were not as interested as I was. They thought it was not exciting enough. I thought it relaxing!

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Goshen, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an out of the quiet refuge for the weary traveler. Plenty of hiking trails to keep one in shape. The nature center was a little bare but facilities were nice and clean.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ravens Run is a wonderful place to take kids and new hikers. The trails are not too difficult and they are well marked. Even though the snow recently thawed, the red and yellow trails were muddy today, but the green trail and the Freedom trail were perfect. The nature center has fossils and mounted examples of local animals. The restrooms... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful sanctuary. The paths are well kept and safe. You can spend an hour there or all day. The small parking lot is normally filled to capacity and the gates close relatively early.

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Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stopped here on the way home from a small vacation to Lexington. I thought I had done my research on this place and thought it'd be an easy walk. I'd like to just point out that it's slightly treacherous! While this trail is gorgeous and nice to see, the trails we chose were bumpy and small with lose rocks,... More

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