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Visitor's Guide

FSK 2020 Visitor's Guide PDF

Parking, Restaurants, Hotels, and More

UK Fine Arts Building

465 Rose St., Lexington, KY



Please note: all walking/driving distances are in relation to the UK Fine Arts Building (465 Rose St., Lexington, KY, 40506)
* denotes a local favorite!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask a UK flutist!


There are a variety of parking options on or near UK’s campus, including parking garages, surface lots, and parking meters. Visitors can also purchase a single day pass or scratch-off parking permit ($6), which will allow them to park all day. ​Most employee lots and student commuter lots are accessible and available on weekends at no cost. With only a few exceptions, parking permits are not required after 3:30 p.m. on Friday until 5a.m. on Monday.


For the full list of available parking, please read the "Visitor Parking Overview" from UK Transportation Services:

  • South Limestone Garage (PS #5) (<10 minute walk): The South Limestone Garage has an entrance and exit on South Limestone and on Upper Street. The cost for parking is $2 per hour with a $16 per exit maximum. The South Limestone Garage is free and open to the public on weekends, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m. Sunday. Overnight parking is also permitted on Friday and Saturday nights, but all vehicles must exit the garage before 10 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Bill Gatton Student Center Lot (appx. 5 minute walk): Located off Avenue of Champions. $2 per hour.

  • W.T. Young Library Visitor Lot (<10 minute walk): Located off Hilltop Avenue. $2 per hour.

  • “E” Employee Surface Lots (<5 minute walk): Located off Rose Lane. Parking permit required Monday through Friday, 5:00am-3:30pm. No permit required on weekends.

■ Please note: there is an “E” parking lot located off Rose Lane directly behind the William B. Sturgill Development Building that is jointly owned by UK and the Catholic Newman Center. Please do not park in this lot, as it is not available for parking outside of UK hours except for Newman Center events, and vehicles parked there are subject to towing.


Restaurants Located Near University of Kentucky Campus


Closest to Fine Arts (<5 minute walk)

  • BurgerFi

  • Qdoba

  • Papa Johns

On campus (Gatton Student Center) (approx. 5 minute walk) -- spring break hours

  • Chick-fil-a (8:00am-2:00pm, closed Sunday)

  • Champions Kitchen (10:00am-2:00pm, 12:00pm-10:00pm Sunday)​

North of Fine Arts building; on or adjacent to South Limestone (approx. 10-15 minute walk)

  • GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos

  • Canes

  • McDonalds

  • Local Taco*

  • Joe Bologna’s*

  • Cinco de Mayo

  • Mellow Mushroom

Southeast of Fine Arts building (on Euclid); Chevy Chase area (approx. 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive)

  • Jimmy John’s

  • Tandoor Express

  • The Sage Rabbit

  • Bourbon and Toulouse

  • Charlie Brown’s

  • Josie’s Restaurant*

  • Puccini’s Smiling Teeth Pizza

  • McAllisters

  • Athenian Grill


  • Coffea (<5 minute walk)

  • Starbucks (approx. 5 minute walk; located inside UK Gatton Student Center)

Other Recommendations (these options may not be as close to campus, but are good options within short driving distance from UK)

  • Breakfast:

    • Magees Bakery

    • North Lime Donuts

    • Doodle’s

  • Lunch/Dinner

    • Ramsey’s Diner*

    • DV8 Kitchen

    • Saul Good

    • Carson’s Food and Drink

    • The Village Idiot

    • Lexington Diner

    • The Cheesecake Factory

    • Sav’s Grill

    • Smithtown Seafood


Holiday Inn and Suites (<10 minute drive)

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lexington Near the University of Kentucky (<10 minute drive)

Hilton Lexington/Downtown (<10 minute drive)

Hyatt Regency Lexington (<10 minute drive)

Campbell House Inn (<10 minute drive)

Origin Hotel (located in The Summit at Fritz Farm) (approx. 15 minute drive)

  • Address: 4174 Rowan, Lexington, KY 40517

  • Phone: (859) 245-0400

  • Website:​ h​ttps://



704 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502


Campus Target

500 S. Upper St, No. 110, Lexington, KY, 40508


CVS (Walgreens is across the street)

2000 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY, 40503

4051 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY, 40503

Fayette Mall
3401 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY, 40503

The Summit at Fritz Farm (on Nicholasville Rd)
120 Summit at Fritz Farm, Lexington, KY, 40517

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