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The Arboretum

500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1607
+1 859-257-6955
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This place is SO beautiful and the paths are great for a long walk. We happened to be there in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Michelle W
Carlsbad, California
Running Room for the Kids

We have visited here many times over the past 15 years. They have great walking trails for hiking... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Steve R
Macon, Georgia
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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 2 October 2017

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 30 September 2017

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 21 September 2017

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
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a beautiful place for a stroll. It is heavily wooded and a tree oasis within the city. However, the cultivated flowers, particularly the roses, appeared to have been neglected.

Thank SidMonge
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The walking trail was excellant. Compared to other arboretums we have visited this one didn't do much to identify plants, trees and features. But still a nice paved walkway, with lots of people jogging and walking. An enjoyable evening.

Thank Thither47
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were in town for a visit at U of K with teen daughter. Visited this for a walk in the woods. Despite the 95 degree temp, it was much more pleasant in the shade of the trees. We walked longer than we expected. We...More

Thank Duchess082
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I had planned to do a distillery tours but hit traffic on my way into Lexington and didn't arrive until after the last tour. As most things close around 4 or 5 pm, I decided to visit the Arboretum. It's the first time I've been...More

Thank Jnh0828
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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.