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SFA Mast Arboretum

Wilson Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
936-564-7351
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Nacogdoches
Type: Gardens
Description: The first arboretum at a university in Texas, this on-campus garden spills over 19 acres and lies on a portion of the Lanana Creek Trail.
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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

the best time to go the gardens is around end of March when the azalea's are in bloom. They have every kind of azalea you could think of. It is a beautiful setting for taking pictures. We love to go and take our guest when they come

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Huffman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The tour of this garden was a continuation of our tour of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. The plants in this garden are just as interesting and beautiful as the Mize Azalea Garden. Walking through the garden encourages one to appreciate the work and expertise that goes into creating such an awe inspiring environment.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was an "off" season when we went so at first it appeared dried up and dying, however when we got to the shady area, it was really nice. The little bridges and special areas are enchanting. Benches and swings are placed along the way so you can rest. Trees and bushes are labeled so you can identify what they... More

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Friendswood, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were quite surprised at the size of the garden. When we first drove up it looked quite small but then it keeps going and going. Would love to see it in the spring and fall.

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Nacogdoches, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Arboretum has a large variety of trees and shrubs that is contiguous with the Ruby Mize Azalea Garden. It is carefully maintained by the SFA Ag department. It is a delightfully restful place during all seasons of the year.

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Arboretum is full of different, beautiful plants. My husband and I took many strolls through here in the afternoon. We even took our engagement photos here.

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Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We didn't realize that the arboretum would be so extensive and chocked full of plants, but it was! We parked right up next to the path entrance on Wilson Drive, just across from the SFA campus. No entrance or parking fee. It was amazingly shady and cooler throughout the arboretum, so we actually got some heat relief for it to... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

It's beautiful when the azaleas are blooming. The azalea gardens are quite extensive. Just a short walk over the bridge you can see many other varieties of plants. There are also various art sculptures in the gardens.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Local family members have been visiting the Arboretum for years. We have seen the beautiful pictures and heard all about their adventures. We took time to visit this trip and were so glad we did. It really is a gem for the community and college. Outstanding job to the planners and designers and maintenance. Lovely paths thru the pines, wonderful... More

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We enjoyed walking around the Arboretum looking at all the beautiful plants and flowers. The only negative I had was the lack of signage as it took us a bit to find the Arboretum buildings.

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