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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went in August, on dollar days. It was a very good value and the kids section especially was excellent.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went for August Dollar Days and it was awesome. It was the end of August and ridiculously hot, but it was worth it. We didn't get the opportunity to see the pumpkins everyone is now commenting about, but we enjoyed our visit. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are so much larger than I expected. It was huge. We... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to visit when the pumpkin village and all the other pumpkins were on display - lots of HALLOWEEN fun. Great gardens, the most special to us was the DeGolyer House and its gardens. Amazing Spanish style house - wonder vistas of White Rock Lake - and even the first air conditioned house in the south (1940 !!).... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

loved the grounds and the variety of activity; worth paying to go through the children's area. glad we got there early for onsite parking

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm not sure whether we were being naive, but we really visited the Arboretum expecting it to be free to enter, or perhaps at the most a nominal fee. To then find that it cost us $49 for one adult, two seniors and a 16 month old was a bit of shock (and they wanted a further $9 to let... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have been members for 2 years and just love it, every season is magical, especially pumpkin season!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited this place during the month of December, late December and there was hardly anything to see, except for a few purple cabbage flowers, pansies and some statues. The ladies selling you the tickets dont tell you there is nothing to see either. This place is a rip-off during the off-season and admission is expensive too!

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Dallas Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit for a relaxing walk around beautiful gardens on the shores of White Rock Lake. Best time to visit is Spring when the Irises and spring flowers are in bloom and in the fall with the foliage. Grab a coffee and stroll among the beautiful landscape, sit on a bench and watch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We got married at the arboretum in August last year, and went back a year later. It was more beautiful than I remembered, although our wedding photos were absolutely stunning. This time, I could walk and inspect the flora at my convenience. The two huge peacock arrangements were stunning. My only complaint is that I wish the paths have signs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is really beautiful place in dallas. If you like photography and want to do some macro photography this is the place. You will get wide variety of flowers . Best place to go with family..

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