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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 10 Attractions in Harrisonburg
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Bergton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Plenty of trails, can get a good 5 mile walk without repeating yourself. Some very nice garden areas (though i have seen more extensive ones at larger arboretums), though more wood trails than other aboretums. Great place to get in your jog/walk if you are visiting the city.

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a surprise to discover such a beautiful arboretum right on JMU property and it's free! Beautiful garden and pond, peaceful and well kept, nice setting for photo shoot, good for a short hiking as well. We took some photos and people compare it to a Monet. Ran into a couple taking photo for their engagement. So sweet & cute!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great place for a short hike. Lots of beautiful settings from the landscaped pond area to the well maintained trails through the woods.

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Winchester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

New, fresh, clean, modern and everything a playground should be. Great seating to have a picnic, age appropriate areas and just pure fun. You may catch yourself trying a few things out if you are an adult.....This is a must if you have child who enjoys the outdoors. I went for an hour and stay almost 3.

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Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There was beautiful pond with lot so ducks, turtles and fish. It was so nice to walk around for a little bit. So pretty.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I love this arboretum. It's beautiful and a great place to take a stroll. Parking may be difficult to find here, but if it's a weekend, you usually can find parking across the street in a JMU parking lot.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is such a tranquil place yet so close to 'the city'. It is very well maintained- flowers, beds, grass, trails, & facilities. An absolute must see/do even if only for a few minutes to walk around and stretch during a break in your trip.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A quiet and peaceful garden stroll. There is some climbing but all the trails were well maintained. Parking is at a premium and bug repellent is advised. Ducks in the pond are very friendly. Garden colors were still very much in evidence but starting to wane. We spent an hour but it would be easy to spend a couple of... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautiful, quiet place in our college town where one can relax on a park bench, or get in a vigorous hike.

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Georgetown, Delaware
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped by to get out of the traffic and was very pleased in how clean and quite this park was. Especially with so many college students using it. Litter was none. Nice pond with koi, catfish, turtles, and ducks.

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