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The Arboretum

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Address: 500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1607
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Love to walk around this park

Very good place to see native plants, trees and some wildlife. Great for spending a day with the family and visting the childrens' garden on site. They have lots of fun and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place to see native plants, trees and some wildlife. Great for spending a day with the family and visting the childrens' garden on site. They have lots of fun and interactive things for kids to do. Be sure to ask about the annual family pass for about the cost of a couple of visits.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place amazes me! You're absolutely in the middle of a city, but it doesn't feel like it at all. My husband and I love taking our dog here for a good, hardy walk in the evenings. It's a beautiful place!

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Thank UKY2007
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of the city, there is a giant garden. It's a beautiful getaway. There is a garden for children which is very interesting. Go. Take your dog. Have a nice afternoon.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with family I recommend this place to anyone and my family and myself will definitely be returning

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I love to come out here and make the circuit around - we like to explore all over here as well. Beautiful space!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ample walking trails, wonderful plantings and well thought out backdrops that are perfect for photo shoots. Moderns sculptures, natural fallen trees and many bird species.

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Obviously this place is at its prime in Spring. I still enjoyed it very much in the dead of winter. I was bundled up of course. I was thankful for the public restroom that was open in the visitor's center since I walked just under two miles from my hotel to get here. I posted winter pics on a day... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The children's garden is nice. The flower gardens were pretty. Seen some hawks on the water tower. Has nice walking trails.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a great, laid back way to spend a summer day. We didn't realize how large the arboretum is so we just spent some time wandering around and enjoying the views. It was a nice way to pass the afternoon. It is also totally free to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great way to spend the day. Sunbathe and read a book, you won't be alone. Go for a bike ride or run. Beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings. Just enough away from the main roads that the only noise you'll hear is the one your with and the wind..

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