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Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

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Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone Number: 734-647-7600
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Description: A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for...
A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.
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A Walk in the Park! MUST GO

Great for walks, hikes, river floating, picnics, events in the park, flower smelling, and enjoying nature in town. I go here several times a week and always take my out of town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great for walks, hikes, river floating, picnics, events in the park, flower smelling, and enjoying nature in town. I go here several times a week and always take my out of town guests for a walk in the park!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you live in Ann Arbor, these places are essential. Both provide a necessary and lovely break from urban life. A visit to the Botanical Gardens' conservatory can take you to the tropics or the desert by surrounding you with the right plants. This is wonderful during the Michigan winter, with its gray skies, snow and cold. Nichols Arboretum (aka... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Change of scenery. My son liked walking the trail...or as he called it "The Adventure Trail" we'll definitely be back again this summer for a stroll.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Botanical Gardens are outside of town, east of hwy 23. There are nice trails and an indoor botanical garden. Very nicely done, gift shop inside, too. We were in town for the July Street Art Fairs, and this place was a real respite from the congestion and crowds. $1.60/hour to park, but free parking if you walk farther. Run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For a great hike, visit the Arb. Bring your pup (on a leash please). There are all sorts of terrains - grassy fields, garden areas, the river, wooded hills. You can spend half an hour or a whole day and get in touch with nature. Best for hiking - extremely hilly for biking - I'm not sure bikes are allowed.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This jewel is gorgeous at any season, but at the very best during the dead of Michigan winters. Imagine walking through tropical gardens when it's sub-zero just beyond the glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I lived right up the road from the gardens for many years, and have watched the transformation through time. I love both the greenhouses and the trails, and am happy to see that the university has added a gift shop. There is no fee for admission, but donations are always appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have always gone in by the University hospital. I went around to the gate on Geddes to the arboretum. Oh wow an amazing park got even more awesome in my opinion. Trails upon trails and gorgeous places to sit and take in a gorgeous day. All for free. Park of Oxford and you are set to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to a party at the arboretum. The food was excellent. It was a good space for this event. We wandered the grounds. This seems like a pocket arboretum. Of course, I am comparing it to the Morton Arboretum or Chicago Botanical Gardens. It is a nice small space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just to clarify that these two places are located in completely different locations! The Arboretum (Arb) is best visited in the summer and fall. There are plenty of walking/hiking trails and it's very dog friendly. We go there for picnics, hikes and runs! Don't miss it if you are in the area and love nature! The Matthaei Gardens are beautiful... More 

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Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone Number: 734-647-7600
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor

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