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The Arboretum at Arizona State University

556 S Packard Dr, Tempe, AZ 85287
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Ranked #15 of 17 Attractions in Tempe
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: This large arboretum contains more than 300 species of plants from various regions of the desert.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: This large arboretum contains more than 300 species of plants from various regions of the desert.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A nice place to sit and rest but that's about it. Plus it's gated off most of the time... I was hoping for more of this, at least there was shade

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Was there in December and March the wild flowers were blooming we really enjoyed it. Go early thought is was getting too hot for some in our party!

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Barrie, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

As homeschoolers from Canada, we were thrilled to find that there was a homeschool field trip scheduled when we were visiting. We joined in and met some other families, and spent a lovely day exploring trees and plants from all over. The kids wondered how there could be an arboretum in the desert, now they know. Plenty to do! Wear... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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201 reviews 201 reviews
56 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Nice collection. Pretty well maintained. Lot of water used in the desert. Especially for a University claiming to be the leader in sustainabilty. The grass is important, especially for the football field. Do not want it to go to waste in the farms to the West of town or in California.

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