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The Davis Arboretum

Address: Davis, CA
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Davis
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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San Diego, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Park in downtown or whole foods and go for a walk here. its very pleasant and safe. There's little parks on the way that give you information about the trees, there are lots of benches. Its also a good way to see the builds at the university and see the students.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Arboretum is an old Davis standby. It gets its charm from its enormous selection of native and non-native plants growing alongside walking paths. Where it falls flat is the persistent green algal scum floating on ad near the surface of the old Putah Creek channel. About 100 years ago Putah Creek was moved from its original channel through what... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Arboretum is a wonderful oasis in Davis; great place to escape from it all, take a walk, and move through various plant ecosystems simply by walking a few hundred yards. A gem.

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Davis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Davis Arboretum is a wonderful getaway right on campus for anyone. It offers a nice peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of campus. There are picnic tables, a small lake, bridges, resident ducks , geese, egrets and turtles. There are redwood trees, a section of native plants from Australia and New Zealand, many native North and South... More 

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Johannesburg
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The red woods are so beautiful . A well done effort something to get lost in for hours at end . The lake area and they walk with all the placards to read are enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Davis arboretum is a beautiful place to take a walk or jog. It's very relaxing and safe as well. We take walks here frequently as its peaceful and we'll kept

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United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Easily accessible trail along the creek with interesting labelled plants from around the world, bridges, seating, grass, river life, bird and animal life to spot. Great photo opportunities. Escape the bustle, walk it , jog it or cycle. A great 'green lane' connecting the environmentally friendly campus towards the town.

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Davis, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A strip of nature following a creek about a mile long. Lots of ducks and various trees. Also has a big grass area

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Vacaville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I love the trail. I'm making the trip from Vacaville twice a week to walk this beautiful park. It's amazing to me that so many plants from so many different parts of the world are living in this one place! Simple gorgeous!

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Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The UC Davis Arboretum is a marvelous place to spend time - seeing the wonderful array of plants. No matter the season, there is always something in bloom. It's a beautiful place to enjoy a quiet walk or run, great for young children, and an educational experience to see plants from around the world. It is truly a treasure for... More 

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