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The Davis Arboretum

Davis, CA
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Davis
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
Description: This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.
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Itajai, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a great place to take a walk, run or just relax. It's safe and all you hear is the sound of the nature. You can see lots of nature and wild animais. I just felt in love with a duck family.

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Vladivostok, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's a lovely place for jogging, for a walk, or just to sit and relax. You may observe ducks in a small stream, squirrels and birds, enjoy flowers. It is a very calm and peaceful place.

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Valencia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Probably my favorite place at Davis....Ride a bike or go for a walk trought arboretum forest it`s like a dream...

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have walked around the arboretum a few times while in Davis, it is very beautiful! We always see ducks or turkeys and sometimes little rabbits roaming the fields.

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sacramento
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for a picnic with family and friends. Interesting art. A wonderful array of Ca plants. Beautiful paths to walk

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Davis, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

You can begin the loop walk from the Whole Foods parking lot in town at the cool arch made of shovels, or if time is limited, park on campus near the Vet school. The arboretum plant collections are imoressive. My favorite section is the Oak Grove and the nearby ceramic murals. All with no admission fee!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A welcomed antidote to the bike-crazy campus. Plants are thoughtfully chosen to illustrate California's plant heritage.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A truly wonderful place to take a stroll and learn about various flora. The artwork tiles in the oak grove are truly remarkable - beautifully detailed while engagingly educational. We really enjoyed spotting the turtles throughout the waterway - from large adults to smaller younger ones. Well worth a visit. Remember to park in the correct lot - a parking... More

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Davis, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I love walking/running through the arboretum. It's always a great place to bring out of town guests for something original. You can walk to downtown from the arboretum and dine at several excellent restaurants. Don't forget to say 'Hi' to the horses!

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Davis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lots to see and do! An oasis from the heat, esp. in the redwood grove! Ruth Storer Garden has many varieties of plants and flowers that require little care and watering. The Shields Gazebo has all white flowers plants around it -- trees, bulbs, flowers, bushes, etc. Lots of other things to see , for example, a variety of trees,... More

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