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
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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
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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Gallery: At Rupp: Butler Over Bucknell 68-56
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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
NCAA in Rupp: Louisville focused on first game only
NCAA in Rupp notes: Bucknell big man an impressive NBA prospect
Ticket info, schedule for NCAA games in Rupp Arena
NCAA matchup: The Buzz from Marquette: Davidson is no 14 seed
Coaches agree: It's a two-point game for Missouri-Colorado State matchup
Gallery: UofL fans in Lexington
Gallery: UofL tourney practice at Rupp
Gallery: Butler, Marquette, Missouri tourney practice at Rupp