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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone Number: +1 214-515-6500
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Ranked #2 of 109 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was rated in 2013 as one of the Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the US by The Travel Channel. The one-of-a-kind 8 acre Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is the only one of it's kind in America.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Recommended oasis aroutnd WhiteRock lake, Great at Christmas and in the spring with all the flowers. The Mansion was cool as was the yard art. Great for families for a day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Dallas dor a number of years and finally got to go to the arboretum. I was blown away. It's a beautiful place and certainly one of the top things to do if you have the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Although January is probably not the best time to visit the arboretum (very little was in bloom),it still provided a lovely place for an afternoon stroll. Pathways meander through pretty landscaped gardens, flower beds, and water features. Sitting next to white rock lake give the whole place a very wide open feel. Tickets were discounted to just $5 (although parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

a well maintained area if you would like a nice and peaceful place to getaway. If you are looking for specifically looking at different plants, that was a little sparse on my visit in the wintertime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful park located in Dallas. When we went here, it was winter and most trees/plants/flowers are not in their most beautiful. But sill, i was able to enjoy the awesomeness of this park. This place is clean and well-maintained. Although the entrance fee here is quiet expensive, it is worth it.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Historic, lake views, charming restaurant and spectacular landscape designs. Worth the visit. Give yourself two hours. Plenty of area for young children to run, too. Great photography opportunities. Perfect for all ages.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a showplace, but it is like any other place in that it cannot be its absolute best on every day. We recommend knowing the state of the gardens before going. It is very beautiful and quite large, so allow plenty of time for wandering. My other comments are that it is expensive and, after all, how much can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Its been a year since I was their for The Fall showing. But this is the most Beautiful place !!!! Decorations to Perfection!!! Can't wait to go back on another family visit to Dallas. Soon I hope! Please if your in the city take your family!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a wonderful time visiting the arboretum, and the children's garden. My boys are very much all little boy, and they had a blast!! The crafts, the tree house, climbing around the large mushrooms and stumps and eggs. THe waterfalls and fountains, they loved it!! I really appreciated the healthy snacks offered at the snack bar. Fresh fruit, cheese, whole... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We loved the layout and walked all around. Unfortunately, we caught the very last of the pumpkin display and the installation of the Christmas display. The restaurants were closed for special events so that was also disappointing. I believe people attending at that time should not be charged admission. There were almost no flowers and little to view. We passed... More 

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