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Address: Brainerd, MN
Phone Number: 2188298770
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In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country...

In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country skiing.

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I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a quick drive through, but I was impressed! We will come back again when we have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
S Kristi A
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Evanston, Illinois
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Barnesville, Minnesota
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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There are over 500 acres of woods with approximately 12 miles of paths. The gardens near the visitor center are very nice (but weedy) and also along the closer paths are a Monet bridge, a secret garden, a rose garden and other very pretty areas. I also went on a hike north through the woods and they were dirt or... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a quick drive through, but I was impressed! We will come back again when we have more time.

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Thank S Kristi A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I don't think I have ever felt more under attack from mosquitos! This place is crazy. It seems somewhat unkept and like it has seen better days. The trails are not well marked and even the gazebos are overgrown with weeds. There is stagnant water everywhere. It is disappointing.

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Thank EVDJ
Brainerd, Minnesota
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visit the many acres of well tended flower beds and walk the shady lanes. Or ski the trails in the winter. I have enjoyed gatherings at the office-education building.

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Thank Nedra V
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We are proud of Northland Arboretum and what it has given to this Brainerd area. It is well run, well maintained and a business we are proud of. We used it years ago (in its infancy) for cross/country skiing.

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Thank MVL82837
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place was great for walking and feeling like we were getting away from it all. However, the nature trails are marked for directions only, no information provided on the plants and trees, which we found a bit disappointing.

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Thank Alexis B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth looking into when you are in Brainerd. Off the beaten path but great facility and grounds. Looking forward to cross-country skiing with the lights...but we need some snow in Brainerd. Hiking paths are perfect.

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Thank M B
Brainerd, Minnesota
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have lived in this town for 30 years and never been to the Arboretum until two weeks ago. We visited the Arboretum for their annual Christmas Light show. The show was very very good. It was $15 per car. You drive slowly through the maze of displays. The only complaint I had was that it was not advertised as... More 

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Thank Richard C
Blue Earth, Minnesota
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a fun little place to stretch our legs. We have a 4 1/2 and a 1 1/2 year old and the boys loved looking around. The paths are well taken care of and there are some fun gardens too. Our boys pretended we were on a bear hunt - it's all what you make of it. We enjoyed... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A true Brainerd / Baxter gem. Well worth the membership for walking, enjoying the beautiful gardens and walking trails.

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