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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)
+1 214-515-6500
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Ranked #2 of 152 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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Medford, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Wonderful amount of flowers and plants and the trails will very well maintained. They are paved and you can easily get around the large Gardens. They were also doing a Pumpkin festival which was very cute. Wonderful location to take photos of the plants or as a background.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visited with my now fiance. A nice place to spend an afternoon. A walk though will take a few hours at least.

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Chicagoland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While a bit expensive, it is worth the price of admission. Good tram ride to get a crash course in what's there. There's a new 12 days of Xmas exhibit that will probably please those who immerse themselves in that season.

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Waco, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Pumpkin extravaganza excellent! Great arboretum. Water features. Children's area. Don't miss it. Enjoyed this venue for my 55 birthday. Will go back. Excellent picture opportunities.

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Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I always feel that my time here is uplifting to my senses and my soul. My goal is to always be a member and visit several times a season.

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Dallas, TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place for a Sunday morning stroll! The Dallas Arboretum is always beautiful but the Fall plantings and abundance of Pumpkins, and I'm talking tens of thousands of them, get you in the mood for Fall. If you've never been, be sure to put it on your bucket list. Tons of trails with gardens, fountains, and open areas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Took our 5 year old and 20 month old and had a great time. The Children's Garden had tons of fun things for the kids to do! The pumpkin patch area was beautifully done!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have kids under 5yo, bring them now to see "Autumn in Arboretum". It is a lot of pumpkins in ONE area of the gardens. Everyone else (i.e. adults without kids), just stay away and visit another time. I think $15 admission PLUS $10 parking is steep and ridiculous for this place. Compared to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, this... More

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went here for Sunday Brunch which was delicious. Although it was still early in the season the gardens were still beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Attended a conference at the Arboretum and was able to wander around during the breaks. Great setting and opportunity to explore the gardens. Bright, open conference facility was great compared to many other venues.

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