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The Arboretum

500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1607
+1 859-257-6955
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Great for a walking place, I Loved the hollowed out logs, I’ll be back in couple days. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori S
Something for everyone

Hidden, right near UK campus is the arboretum. This little gem has something for everyone.... The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lexington, Kentucky
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  • Average9%
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“rose garden” (14 reviews)
“walking trails” (14 reviews)
500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1607
+1 859-257-6955
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a walking place, I Loved the hollowed out logs, I’ll be back in couple days. This whole nature area is peaceful.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden, right near UK campus is the arboretum. This little gem has something for everyone.... The childrens area offers numerous scheduled activities, the paved trails offers paths for walkers or runners with two or four legs. Parking is easy. The flowers and fauna are a...More

Thank surfergirl1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although Beautiful, I was somewhat dissappointed in the minimal amount of different species. Still worth the visit.

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice in the spring to see the plants in bloom. They have activities on plants and for children. Nice place to walk or have a picnic.

Thank kygirlie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is SO beautiful and the paths are great for a long walk. We happened to be there in mid-August so it was SUPER HOT (we're SoCal Beach people lol) BUT, there were so many beautiful trees, we were able to sit a few...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here many times over the past 15 years. They have great walking trails for hiking, jogging and bikes. All the various trees and plants are well marked. This is not the botanical garden that is detailed and manicured to the finest features....More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well paved trails take you on a route of about two and a alf miles that is peaceful and colorful. It has slight inclines and takes about 45 minutes to an hour to navigate at a moderate pace. Benches provide good spots to sit and...More

Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very nice paved walking trails through a series of various themed botanical gardens on a hundred acres. Open to the public dusk to dawn.A large and diverse collection of trees and plants to enjoy.

Thank Glen1220
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As an arboretum, it is somewhat limited compared to others. It is a superb walking path and running path for locals, since the university is right next door. One great feature is that there is no charge to enter. There is a place for children...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Stopped by to see the home demonstrations and loved it! Very neat place...large and spacious...lots of people with strollers and dogs...trails and paths.

Thank kmb5482
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9 July 2017|
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Response from linda2061 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, the trails are free. The children's garden may have a fee. Sorry, I don't have more information. Enjoy your time if you go!
13 May 2017|
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Response from kypat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, required to be on a leash though
Melvalene R
12 September 2016|
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Response from Brian J | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Been there during this time of year many times and the leaves and fallscape is gorgeous.