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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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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This review is for the new children's garden, which was delightful. So much to see and do. Entertaining and informative for all ages. The gardens provided a wheelchair for our great aunt, which was absolutely necessary, because this place is so much larger than we could have imagined. We spent about three hours here, and it would have been difficult... More

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Lake Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If in Dallas this is a place you must go see. In parts it is what I would imagine the outside grounds around a castle would feel like. In other parts you can just sit in the grass and sip on wine. And even in others you can watch your kids interact as if the lived back during the frontier... More

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Bradenton,FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have visited twice. The Gardens are beautiful and special exhibits worthwhile and interesting. I went during the Chihuly exhibition and the Cherry Blossoms. Thursday evenings in the summer also great, enjoy your favorite wine while sitting on the lawn listening to good music and an awesome view of the Dallas skyline.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I went to the gardens to unwind. It is such a beautiful place. Every corner has a surprise. I spent all day. Next time I will take a picnic.

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Detroit, MI
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The gardens are immaculate and beautiful. Great for pictures and walks with the family. A bit pricey but worth it!

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Rockwall, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My kids & I had a blast here, but only because we bought a Groupon for half the admission price. I'm not sure that it's worth the full price daily admission. On top of $15/pp entry, there is an extra $3/pp for the children's park and $10 parking. This easily adds up. If you are interested in returning (which I... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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

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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