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The Arboretum at Penn State

336 Forest Resources Building, University Park, State College, PA 16802
814 865 9118
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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am no garden fan but really enjoyed the visit. Fabulous range of shrubs, flowers and trees - have to admit I found it interesting!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As a family we just wanted to spend a little more time together so we walked around he arboretum. It is very pretty and has many nooks and crannies to discover. It was very peaceful and very pretty!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The entire garden is so beautiful and relaxing but the lily pad pond garden is not to be missed! Be sure to seek out these wonderful gardens while at Penn State.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I would highly recommend at stop at the Arboretum at Penn State. Exceptional beauty in a quiet atmosphere and a place you can appreciate the joys of life. Visited around the time the sun was setting which added additional beauty.

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Durham, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Fountains and flowers, trees and walkways. Just lie down on the grass and watch the clouds float by. There are restrooms too. Take something to read, find one of many spots and enjoy the quiet.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Lovely setting. Excellent selection of plants,shrubs, and trees. Lots of volunteers working hard on maintenance.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is the ultimate place to forget all stresses. Go here to relax, or to study. Someone should hold a concert at this place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Arboretum is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. All of the grounds are well kept and all the plants/trees are arranged in such a way to be very pleasant to the eyes. Stop by the centers main building even if it's not open and pick up a brochure that explains the entire facility. The Stone sundial is fun... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed only briefly unfortunately. I can't wait to go back. Love the grounds, birds design and plant life!

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Falls Church, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I visit the Arboretum every time I am in State College. Great for walking, relaxing and reflection. It is beautiful.

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