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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)
+1 214-515-6500
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As featured in 3 days in Dallas
Ranked #1 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, 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. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the... more » 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. « less
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Greeneville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Dallas Arboretum is a gem in Dallas. Many acres of lovely plants, trees, shrubs which cover a large space. You can spend days wandering around on the grounds, and the scenery changes with the seasons.

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Rockwall, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I lived near the gardens for 10 years..Beautiful all year long. Lovely for picnics, jazz in the park, family portraits or just enjoying botanics at its finest!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Love it. Relaxing and amazing. Fully recommended. €%!% £×£%×4$£%!% £-£-$*=! €/! €! £_!^¥_#_₩#_! 95! ¥6!₩_#₩_#) €"₩€#¥#£_'₩€'^(€"€#¥

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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The arboretum is a delightful way to spend the afternoon. The exhibits and grounds are simply beautiful. Kids and adults love the exhibits that change on a seasonal basis. Our 6 and 12 yr olds consider it cool. Arriving early on weekends with good weather is a key. Fun spot to grab or bring lunch. Enjoy.

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of our new favorite attractions in Dallas. Serene and exotic; a year long membership pays for itself in 2 visits. If you enjoy a leisurely stroll in beautiful surroundings, this one is a good bet.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I loved this place from first few steps I took. Grounds are very well maintained. I liked variety of flowers, bushes and trees. Place is full of colours, different patterns, it looked very spectacular. I understand why it's so popular for weddings. I enjoyed taking pictures here. It looked like perfect place to relax and spend time with friends or... More

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Compared to others around the world we have visited, this botanical gardens is only average. The place is clean and well maintained however it does ont justify the expensive admission plus the parking charges. At these prices, there is no need to return. Better value for money can be found elsewhere.

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Arlington, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Since we had the grandkids, aged 3.5 and 3 months, on a cloudy day in July, and since I had read about the wonderful Kids' Garden at the Arboretum, we packed them in the car and drove over from Arlington. We loaded them up in their wagon, and headed inside, where we had to pay $58 to get in, even... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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151 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I, as well as two of our grandchildren, visited on a 95 degree day. There is a large area that is the children’s section that affords the opportunity to cool off with misters and a splash pad. We ended up spending a couple of hours in this area alone. There were many impressive hands-on exhibits for children... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit, especially with a family or children. The grounds are very pretty and easy to get around. The tram they offer is an extended golf cart, so it fills up very quickly. There are several places to eat and there is a lot of shade. You can bring your own food or water (which... More

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