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Address: 901 North Shore Drive, NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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This free, local park has a superb collection of palms large and small from around the world. It has the most varied assortment I have ever enjoyed in one place. We purchased an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This free, local park has a superb collection of palms large and small from around the world. It has the most varied assortment I have ever enjoyed in one place. We purchased an Italian Ice in front of the Vinoy Hotel, wandered by the sailboats, admired the water views, people watched, wandered through the palm arboretum. We then walked along... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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210 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a palm arboretum just west ofthe water on the northside of st Petersburg. Plants are well labeled and mature. Brick paths. See the plants; look at the bay; and see the skyline.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

And it is right under everyone's noses. Want to learn about palm trees? Want an mid-city oasis? Then talk a walk in this sweet little park off of North Shore. If there is a breeze who will be entertained by the music of the swaying palm trees.

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Largo, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I love this small, charming park so much that I was married here. You'll find more than 500 palms of 150 varieties growing in a small, well manicured park featuring a winding, paved walkway and views of the gulf. The trees are labeled and you will be amazed at the beauty and variety. This park is a part of nearly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is essentially a figure eight of sidewalks through a large variety of palm trees representing species from across the tropics. Not a destination, but if you love palms this is nice to stroll through if you're at the park anyway.

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This tiny park contains an large variety of palm trees. A little park on the shore, it's a nice place to pass a couple of hours (if you Really like trees). Signs ID most of the species with brief details such as habitat, origin, fruits. We spent 3 hours, but a casual visitor would probably have their fill in about... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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80 helpful votes 80 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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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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