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The Davis Arboretum

Address: Davis, CA
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Davis
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It takes a little effort to find this oasis of green in the UCD campus. It runs the length of campus but you wil likely need to ask directions to find the entry points. It is a small creek which looks scary if you try to get too close to the water. Stay focused on the plants and you will... More

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a beautiful little gem almost hidden from view by the unfamiliar passer-by (non-locals). There is a sense of serenity and stillness present here away from the hussle bussle of campus and downtown. I also enjoy the myriad of plants from all over the globe that you can enjoy, either by identifying them individually with their associated name plaques,... More

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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Davis Arboretum has several different sections and many places to sit and rest/ponder nature/study. There are many informative signs and it is fairly well mantained. There are a few patches of asphalt that should be re-paved, but most of it is very walkable. There are sections for conifers, coastal redwoods, native California speces, acacias, and several other sections. Beautiful... More

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Davis, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Davis Arboretum is a hidden gem found on the University of California, Davis campus. It is a delightful footpath to walk, a wealth of botanical wonders, and a great place to do some birding. Grab a friend or two and go enjoy some beautiful weather, plants from various countries and a energizing walk.

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm new to town so a friend suggested we walk at the arboretum. It was lovely. In addition to being quiet and scenic, many of the plants are labeled and reflect various landscapes. I plan to come back again and take notes regarding plants I like that will go well in my water-wise front and back yard landscapes to be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I spent 5 years walking these trails as a student and it is probably the prettiest and quietest place on campus.However, the arboretum gets pretty stagnant during the Summer months. I suggest going during Winter or early Spring when the flowers and trees are blooming.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can walk to Arboretum from the Hotel. It is interesting in every season, and includes a Redwood forest.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

this is a lovely walk with a variety of areas and plants, enjoyed the walk through the redwoods. I had not been here for 45 years when I went to UCD for college - what a huge change in the arboretum!

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I walk around the UCD Arboretum (3.5 miles) several times a month, weather permitting. You can pick up something to eat at Whole Foods and walk through the Shovel Gateway to the Redwood Grove where there are picnic tables. You won’t be lonely. Wildlife abounds: squirrels, ducks, geese, egrets, fish, turtles, frogs, otters, and other critters. You will also see... More

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Sacramento, California
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18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A very well done detour off the city streets where you disappear into a nicely put together nature trail and hideaway. A must see if you are visiting Davis or want to walk off some of the great food you just had in the downtown just adjacent to here.

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