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The Arboretum

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Address: 500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1607
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Great for a sunny spring day

Very nice children's garden, but that is a separate cost. Not a good activity for a hot or rainy day. Take bug spray.

Reviewed 13 July 2016
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very nice children's garden, but that is a separate cost. Not a good activity for a hot or rainy day. Take bug spray.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Walk around, take photos, bring your dog! It's beautiful and changes with the seasons. Really great place to walk around and take photos. Would recommend on a spring or summer day.

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Greenville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Wonderful garden in an excellent location. Wonderful place to go and walk, run, bike or simply walk and look at plants. Great area for children.

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time, a much needed walk after an 11 hr ride. Beautiful, large sculptures, unique plants and flowers I have never seen before. Here's just a few picks.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Lovely place for a walk. There is a kid-friendly trail with creative signs to follow and read. Beautiful garden sculptures and flowers.

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I went here on a visit to Lexington last year and it was wonderful. There are so many beautiful plants and trees to see on a walk.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

The arboretum is improving all the time, more trees, a children's garden, more events. This is a wonderful place to walk among various species of trees and plants. No bicycles on the paths, which is a plus for walkers.

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful, nicely done park with great paved trail to walk or run. Plants are grouped by region with signage explaining things. Saw lots of people, families, couples, singles, all ages. Picnic tables. Plenty of parking. Very little shade on the path do be ready to get some sun and be hot!!

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KY
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Needing to exercise I sought out the Arboretum with it's three connected walking loops. The largest loop is 1 mile, each smaller loop is .5 miles. The paced paths are wide enough for three people wide and are heavily used by all age groups from babes in strollers to seniors with walkers. Walking each loop once provides the walker with... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is a neat little place in a beautiful setting to walk through the gardens. So peaceful and great place for kids. They have a learning center and playground for the little ones. Several eatable gardens as well.

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