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Gizella Kopsick Arboretum

901 North Shore Drive, NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We are members of the International Palm Society and love Gizella Kopsick! It's a small but impressive collection that is now going to double in size. Tampa physician Dr. Young spent a lifetime traveling and collecting palm trees from around the world. Since his passing his children sold the collection to St. Pete. The expansion is underway so keep checking... More

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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A very nice small park with many varieties of palm trees. Newly paved and some areas are being refurbished. Great place to walk and relax and enjoy some peace and tranquility.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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74 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great small park; FREE and lots of free parking. When driving NORTH on North Shore Drive, park in the large lot after the Vinoy Resort and after the North Shore swimming pool. This lot is right BEFORE the park. Lots of shade the day we were there. We also wandered around the bayfront promenade while we were parked there.

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St. Petersburg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

What a nice collection of trees. Take a walk by yourself or with someone special. I've taken my children to learn more about the plants here. Not many are walking through, which is good, so take advantage of the view near the beach and water and enjoy this little walkway out of the way. I really liked to go through... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I think this is the largest collection of palms in the world that is free to walk thru. Brick pathway winds among the palms which are labeled.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is in the midst of one of our waterfront parks in St Petersburg. It will take you 20 minutes at most to view it but if you are a fan of palm trees, then this is your place. It's a wonderful quiet space in our neighborhood. Stop by and enjoy it.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

In downtown St Pete near the water is this lovely little palm garden. It is easy to miss since it is small and has no big ages, only a small sign. All the palms are clearly labeled and the path is meandering. It is a tropical respite, free and a lovely place to learn about and enjoy palm trees.

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I try to go to the Palm Tree arboretum each time we visit the area. Always beautiful. It never ceases to amaze me the variety and quantity of Palm trees. Quite area for walking, you'll find people just laying in the soft grass reading. Read the signs if your into botanics. Even though this is in town and tiny, it... More

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Newville, Pennsylvania
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102 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

A palm tree arboretum, who knew there are so many varieties? If you like nature and do not need an interactive app to keep your attention this is a great free outdoor activity. We found the setting to be very relaxing as we strolled along the paths between the palm trees and looking out into Tampa Bay. They have done... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This shady palm garden is small but perfectly formed. The collection of palms is interesting, but the main thing about this place is the quite, calm atmosphere. It's a wonderful place to sit and contemplate the beauty of this part of the world.

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