Rupp Arena, Lexington

Rupp Arena, Lexington (must see)

Rupp Arena dates back to 1971 and is best-known today for hosting University of Kentucky sports, including men's basketball. Over the years, this arena has also become a popular large-scale entertainment venue. At the time this venue opened in 1976, it was the largest complex of its type in the U.S.

One of the things that stand out for visitors is the arena's impressive size. After dark, the arena has an impressive light display that helps visitors find it easily. You will be able to appreciate the place that the arena holds in the city's history.

Today, the arena has a maximum capacity of over 20,000 which makes the location adaptable for sporting events, live shows, and conventions. Recent renovations have included new seating areas, as well as video boards. The concession area has plenty of food and beverage options to enjoy, as well as a pool hall.

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Rupp Arena on Map

Sight Name: Rupp Arena
Sight Location: Lexington, USA (See walking tours in Lexington)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Lexington, Kentucky

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lexington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

This self guided walking tour takes you to visit the important historic buildings such as the Hopemont, McAdams and Morford Building, Pope Villa and other edifices that have significant historical or architectural contribution to the city landscape of Lexington. Many of these buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and they tell so much about the history of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington is Kentucky's second-largest city and the Fayette County seat. The city is most famous for the Thoroughbred racing industry but has so much to offer besides attractions related to racing. This city dates back to 1782 when Kentucky was still part of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was settled by frontiersmen under the leadership of William McConnell.

During the 19th century, the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles