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Coker Arboretum

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Address: Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Phone Number: 919/962-0522

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One of my favorite places in Chapel Hill!

This quiet, beautiful arboretum is one of my favorite places in Chapel Hill. I love to experience the change of seasons her as well as just walk through or sit there any time. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This quiet, beautiful arboretum is one of my favorite places in Chapel Hill. I love to experience the change of seasons her as well as just walk through or sit there any time. It is well maintained and has wonderful trees, shrubs and flowers depending on the time of year. It is a gem just on the edge of downtown... More 

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not always well maintained in the winter but always lovely for a destressing stroll. It's not very big but the location on campus is perfect.

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Dresden, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had a great visit to this arboretum on the University of North Carolina campus. There are some enormous trees here. The site feels very peaceful. Plants are well labeled and the grounds were very tidy. We would definitely visit this cozy green space again when we are in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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41 helpful votes 41 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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