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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are always a wonderful place to explore. And, if you visit in the summer, make sure to check out Cool Thursdays for jazz on the lawn in the gardens (great place for a picnic!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

So happy that decided to visit both parks in our 2 day stay in Dallas. The kid's part just blowed me away with so many aducational stuff and "hands on". My son was just WOWed! The other part for adults just pure beauty. Can sit on a banch there all day long! Highly recommend to visit this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Dallas Arboretum is a great place to visit for all ages at any time. We go quite often, and never feel like we have, "been there, done that." Our children enjoy the children's garden, we love the concerts offered, and the holiday events are great. We especially love all the pumpkins during Halloween.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I've been here many times through the years. It never disappoints me. Everything is just beautiful and even when it is crowded, it doesn't seem crazy. Great place to bring the family. One thing to remember, Dallas is very hot in the summer. The best times to go are Spring and Fall.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Arboretum is a wonderful place to lose yourself and just wander around a beautiful setting for a day. There is even a large area for children of all ages - that I was able to enjoy with my daughter and 2 granddaughters. I was entranced by the topiary, engaged with the flowers, lost in the beautiful woodscape wonderlands with... More

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Zephyr, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Botanical Gardens were beautiful but I would recommend going at a cooler time of year so you can spend more time. Parking was pretty convenient and there are tons of little gardens to explore. It is also located next to a lake and there are great views of it from the park. I highly recommend visiting on a cool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. There is an extra charge for the children's area which was also nice. There is plenty of shade and benches throughout the gardens but the childrens area is lacking shade. On a hot day that is not fun or safe for the family. Overall a great place to visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on a $1 Day in August. We had been to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens the previous year and thought this would be an equally fun experience. We were greatly disappointed. Many of the flowers and plants had already begun wilting and the garden was difficult to navigate, even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Give yourself the gift of beauty by enjoying the Dallas Arboretum. Every garden, every corner, every view is beautiful and perfectly manicured and kept. Lovely flowers, gorgeous greenery, lake vistas, terraces, and more allow you an incredibly joyous experience. A great restaurant, snack store and very wonderful gift shop. If you are in Texas and have never been, you owe... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds. We were there this past fall and enjoyed seeing the pumpkins. The flowers were beautiful and a large variety. It's a great place if you want yo just walk around in a very relaxed place. Don't expect too much excitement.

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