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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 #1 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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, Parks, Outdoors
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 young children, Activities for older children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

The cost at night is quite expensive at $20 per person. However, it was a fun experience because the gardens were beautiful as always and the 12 buildings representing the 12 days of Christmas were very stunning and well designed. And make sure to dress very warmly if you plan on visiting at night in the winter.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Went for art display and loved it. I will be returning to see the different seasons. The grounds were perfect and noticed several brides having their wedding portraits being taken in different locations around the gardens.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The view of the lake while picnicking was fantastic. I sat on a hillside overlooking the lake and the skyline of Dallas, brilliant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Went here with my adult son and daughter and her husband the night after Christmas to see their "Holiday Display". It was /is called 12 days of Christmas.. We were excited to stretch out our time together and enjoy the beautiful evening. My daughter bought the tickets for the entire family and they cost us $12 -15 a piece.. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were so disappointed with this event. $20pp for 12 basic displays and 4 people singing carols. The displays look like they were dragged out of a storage unit. Dusty old mannequins are not very festive. The music could only be heard from within 3 feet of the displays. There's was NO atmosphere, let alone a festive feel. And no... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We saw the 12 Nights of Christmas exhibit last night with our two kids 9 and 12. We all really enjoyed it and thought it was a fun and different Christmas event. We were worried after seeing some of the horrible reviews here but went anyway. We brought our own hot cocoa and cookies because some of the reviews said... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Like others who have reviewed this one program, let me start with a caveat. The Arbortumlooks great and we plan on returning. But the Christmas program is pretty unremarkable. There are 12 carosels depicting scenes from the song and the first couple are ok, but after that, it is repetive. The drummers look like the lords, etc. We were expecting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I visited for the 12 Nights of Christmas. I thought the displays for the event were outstanding; however, the place is worth visiting for the gardens alone.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying, I love the Arboretum! "Dallas Blooms" in springtime is always fantastic and the pumpkin village in the fall is truly amazing. When we heard a new Dallas tradition was starting at the Arboretum this year, we grabbed tickets quickly. And they weren't cheap. "12 Days of Christmas" was billed as 12 Glassed in Gazebos with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I visited this attraction in winter 2012 and I still remember how beautiful this garden was. The japanese garden is my fav. During winter, they usually have chihuly light works installation that adds extra beauty to the garden.

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