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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

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Address: 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone Number: 423-821-1160
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Good Wildflower Trails

We took our bikes, and since the loop is not very long, we also biked to the spring off the back of the loop. We took a few short hikes to see windflowers and walked through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
micarooni
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Rose Hill, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful. A scenic drive, animal exhibits, and walking trails. A good place to escape and just enjoy nature. Our family had a beautiful, relaxing time here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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216 reviews 216 reviews
60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We took our bikes, and since the loop is not very long, we also biked to the spring off the back of the loop. We took a few short hikes to see windflowers and walked through the fenced animal area and along the boardwalk through the marsh.

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Boise, Idaho
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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A local reccomended this place to me and I was pretty impressed. It would have received 5 stars, but they have a 'zoo' of sorts and my heart was broken at the sight of the Red Coyotes pacing in figure eights with the saddest, broken look in their eyes. The Riding can be driven or walked -- and has a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Nature Center is well worth your time: lots to learn and local flora and fauna. Very interesting. And short interpretive hiking trails to the big creek nearby with several nice surprises along the way, especially for kids. The Riding is a drive/hike/BYO horse-ride single lane loop road through a designed landscape up and back between Lookout Creek and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After doing the crowded Ruby Falls tour (very cool, but crowded), my family made the short drive to the Nature Center to have a picnic lunch. It ended up being a great place to take in some Civil War history, see some of the local animals, and take some great scenic pics. We were there in the winter but I... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A little off the beaten path but a superb place to simply breathe and take in nature anytime...held a birthday party in the tree house several years ago for teen nephew and he dug it! Haven't rented canoes (yet) but could easily spend the day exploring...even just a very early Spring cruise provided ample opportunities for my Dad to snap... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited the Chattanooga Nature Center (at Lookout Mountain) on a Monday afternoon. It is located down a residential road. The signage at the end of the road is a little confusing - it says you have to check in and there is an arrow to the "Office", but that is NOT the road to take to check in. Go... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great place to visit. Most people have not even heard of this place. On the drive around every time you go around a curve you will see lots of photography opportunities. While this place is not a manicured botanical garden (it is more natural growth) it is truly beautiful. Well worth a ride out to get back... More 

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Lilburn, GA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had visited the Nature Center before, so this time we took the drive through the arboretum. We drove slowly, stopping often to take photographs or just enjoy the scenery. It was serene, peaceful, and relaxing. There are numerous large, old trees identified by plaques. After the drive, we sat in the butterfly garden behind the visitor's center and watched... More 

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Lawrenceburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Now, if you have read my review of Reflection Riding, this is what many may be looking for...here there be wild things! Whereas the riding drive is calm, this is exciting, to my family and me anyways. We loved the living treehouse and getting to see animals not typically found in a zoo. The wolves were neat and not what... More 

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