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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

780 University Blvd, MSC 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-3194
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Harrisonburg
Type: Gardens
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Bridgewater, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great place to walk and look at the flowers and plants. They host many weddings there. A great pond to watch ducks.

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Baltimore, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We very much enjoyed walking through the arboretum. Most lovely walk. The plants were marked and areas were easily navigated with the map.

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Tampa, Florida
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387 reviews 387 reviews
152 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you just want a relaxing time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life... Grab the family and take a stroll here... The area is beautiful and so well kept... Best of all, it is totally FREE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited this park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Very tranquil, relaxing and beautiful place. I highly recommend visiting this arboretum and enjoy nature a little more.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

First if all, this is free! It has great walking paths and pretty flowers with a small pond with ducks. Very relaxing to stroll through. Would be a great place to read a book on a sunny afternoon.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in late April, on the recommendation of an employee at the visitor center in downtown Harrisonburg. I'm glad we followed her advice, the grounds were lovely, with a good sampling of both flora and fauna (see pictures). Would definitely return the next time I'm in the area.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I'm doing a walk down memory lane here, going back to the few things that are still in Harrisonburg from when I went to JMU from 88-92. The arboretum was a very relaxing place on the outskirts of campus, somewhere to walk around, maybe stop and sit for a while. I think the new campus has encroached on this part... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What a beautiful, peaceful place. A gem hidden right off the road. We took a bunch of senior portrait pictures here one day (so many gorgeous locations!), and I had to go back the next day just to sit and enjoy the peace. Take a lunch!

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Cocoa Beach,Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were there at the beginning of sprong flowers and it was quite pretty and peaceful to walk thtrails around the pond and see the various flowers in bloom

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Loved this spring walk on April 20. The dogwoods were blooming as well as the redbuds and the nuthatches and squirrels were all over. Purple toad shade and bluebonnets and daffodils are all over. Really beautiful spot.

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