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Coker Arboretum

Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
919/962-0522
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Chapel Hill
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Gardens
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Right inside the UNC Campus so very convenient to add to a tour. Pretty but small area. Lots of secluded places to sit and relax. All the plants and trees are labeled so that was very interesting.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a treat to have such a beautiful spot right in the middle of UNC's campus. It's a tranquil place where you can find students studying, or just relaxing, taking in the beauty of flowers and trees.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

One of the most amazing spaces on any university campuses. It is truly lovely at any time of the year.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We brought our puppy for a walk through the Coker Arboretum and were so pleased with the beautiful, scenic pathway we found. It's a gorgeous arboretum and the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon stroll!

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Oasis on UNC campus, a great stroll, sit on the benches in God's bounty, quiet study spot..stop by near Morehead Planetarium

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Columbia, South Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A recent walk thru the Arboretum reminds me of the value of the Coker family bequest to fund this project. Some of the most beautiful plants in the South maintained with care, well marked and in a setting that is peaceful and tranquil in the middle of a bustling campus. A great place for a special picnic.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If in Chapel Hill and would like a place to walk around and relax, this is it. And I never knew it was there until this weekend until our daughter was showing us her dorm for next year. A truly hidden gem

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Chapel Hill, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

First off, I'm a photographer. And we photographers LOVE Coker. In part it's because it's so close to Franklin Street (and the area churches) that it's an easy portrait spot for seniors, weddings and kids. The garden is lovingly maintained by volunteers and University groundskeepers. But for me the true spirit of Coker is the students and the community visitors.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Relaxing and peaceful place to go for a walk, read, dream. Very well maintained. Nice place to take family and guests. Our friends from Belgium found it enchanting.

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North East, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

It was mid march when I was there. There were early signs of spring, but still lingering reminders of winter's dormancy. I did find a self-guided map about two thirds of the way through exploring the grounds, but it did not provide the depth of information I sought. This stop was not planned, but an opportunity which presented itself. From... More

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