NCAA Visitors Guide: Welcome to Lexington, tournament-goers

March 21, 2013 

A crew put down the NCAA basketball floor in Rupp Arena on Monday. The floor was sent to Rupp Arena by the NCAA for rounds 2 and 3 of the tournament, which will be played in Rupp on Thursday and Saturday. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff


NCAA Tournament visitors, you're coming to Lexington at an exciting time. The city — and especially its downtown core, where Rupp Arena is — has been experiencing dramatic cultural growth.

Bars and restaurants are thriving, the arts are undergoing a renaissance, and there are just a lot of things to do in a city our size.

Welcome to Lexington. Here's a guide to what you can see, do, drink and eat in our pretty little corner of the Bluegrass.

Things to do beyond basketball

Must-see attractions

Bar and restaurant guide

Driving tour through beautiful Bluegrass country

More on the NCAA in Rupp Arena

NCAA bracket with game times, locations

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Mark Story: Louisville launching NCAA journey in Rupp feels appropriate

NCAA game 1: Bucknell looks to match Butler's effort, results

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NCAA in Rupp notes: Bucknell big man an impressive NBA prospect

Ticket info, schedule for NCAA games in Rupp Arena

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Gallery: UofL fans in Lexington

Gallery: UofL tourney practice at Rupp

Gallery: Butler, Marquette, Missouri tourney practice at Rupp

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