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Reflection Riding Arboretum and Botanical Garden

400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423 821 9582
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Ranked #28 of 77 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The location is a little tricky...be sure to pay really close attention to the street signs as the road is not a main one. Once you turn off the highway, it's just a little road to the right but it's marked well. This is not an exciting drive full of tons of animal viewings, it's a very peaceful drive full... More

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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a very relaxing area. You can take the family or just a nice hike through the woods or on the driving path. We are animal people, so we enjoyed walking around the rescued wildlife area and seeing the endangered red wolves. Got quite a kick out of hearing them howling! The trails are a bit over 2 miles... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The arboretum is a nice place to relax and enjoy nature while in Chattanooga. They also have an aviary with large birds of prey that is pretty cool, and a den of Red Wolves. At the right time of day you can hear them howling......very spooky. While there be sure and take a canoe trip up Lookout Creek. They rent... More

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Raymond, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The only reason I gave the Arboretum an average rating is because much of the area was flooded and we only got to do the 3-mile ride through a small area. However, what we did get to see was wonderful! We will certainly revisit the Arboretum on our next trip with the hopes that it will be back to normal.

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Red Bank, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The reflection riding and the trails were all beautiful, and I loved the signs along the riding with the war history in the area. It's a lengthy drive that's worth the $10. The tree house is really neat, and canoe rentals are affordable. The wildlife trail made me kind of sad at first, because I felt like the cages were... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A great morning's outing with grandchildren (9, 7, 3). A little display room...trails to walk...a few bird/animal exhibits. Saw wild turkeys on the drive -- bet scenery is extra pretty in the spring or fall. Staff was very friendly. Would be nice to have more programs.

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Los Angeles
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Based upon the web site we were anticipating an interesting arboretum. Well, that is not quite the case. An interesting drive around the property; we stopped at the Pavillion for a bite to eat and tried to find a trail head to walk. The map shows several trails with distances clearly noted, but there is no signage in the attraction.... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

A great place to go especially when they have their annual sale of Tennessee Wildflowers and plants that they grow. You can fill your yard with natural plants that are hearty and designed by God to grow where you plant them in Eastern Tennessee!

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