Directions to The Arboretum

500 Alumni Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 257-6955

Driving directions from Interstate 75 and Interstate 64

1. Exit Interstate 75/64 at Exit 115
2. Merge onto Newtown Pike KY 922 toward Lexington (3.3 miles)
3. Turn left onto W. Main Street (.6 miles)
4. Turn right onto South Upper Street (.6 miles)
5. Stay straight to go onto S. Limestone US 27 (1.1 miles)
6. Turn left onto Alumni Drive (.7 miles)
7. At the 1st traffic circle, take the 2nd exit & stay on Alumni
8. At the 2nd traffic circle, take the 2nd exit & stay on Alumni
9. The Arboretum will be on your right (.5 miles)


Our vehicular entrance at 500 Alumni Drive and our parking lot are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Our paved lot has 100 spaces and our grass/overflow lot (adjacent to the paved lot) can accommodate approximately 40 cars. We do not have dedicated bus parking; please park in the paved lot (space is limited during times of high visitation).

  • There is no charge for parking.
  • Parking while visiting The Arboretum ONLY; commuter parking is not allowed.
  • Overnight parking is not allowed.
  • Limited bus parking is available.
  • Neither The Arboretum, UK or LFUCG is responsible for damage to or theft from vehicles.
  • Properly secure all belongings.
  • The Arboretum parking lot is closed on days of UK Football home games.  Visit UK ATHLETICS to view the football schedule.
  • No gameday parking or tailgating is allowed.