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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

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Address: 780 University Blvd, MSC 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone Number: (540) 568-3194
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Nice Varied Gardens and Terrain

Great to visit during the spring. The Rock garden, Pond, and back trails in the wooded section are nice for strolling through. Their are also great features for kids. Their are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great to visit during the spring. The Rock garden, Pond, and back trails in the wooded section are nice for strolling through. Their are also great features for kids. Their are several benches and picnic areas.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Harrisonburg on a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stayed on the highway with nothing good to report. Checked on trip advisor to find a place to go for a walk. This place was recommended and I will add to the positive reviews for the Gardens

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East Coast
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nicely laid out, great place for a walk. Flowers and tree's well worth the trip. Two parking area's........one upper end and one lower end, either is close to the walking path

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Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a lovely, serene place just a hop from a major highway! There are many walking paths through the arboretum, including bridges, a fair number of benches on which to sit, ducks and chipped pathways with gentle inclines. Wheelchair users would best be served by having someone push them, however. Good identification makers of plants are tree are throughout the... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Want to walk your dogs or just go for a jog. Have a picnic for lunch this is the perfect place to go. It has beautiful plants and trees and a nice pond.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well-maintained arboretum offers lovely winding trails through well-shaded grounds. The staff at the Education building gave us a map of the trails and pointed out the sections where most things were in bloom. Even with a busload of school children who had just arrived, there was plenty of room to wander in peace and quiet and enjoy the lovely gardens... More 

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Farmingville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

FREE - beautiful walking paths part of JMU campus, right behind Costco! So many flowering trees and flowers. Beautiful pond with ducks and many turtles. The pinks, purples and reds of Spring are in full color. They have water fountains, benches and rest rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a beautiful day for a walk through this splendid arboretum. Especially enjoyed watching the turtles poking their heads out of the pond as well as watching the koi. Flowers are springing up everywhere and much appreciated at this time of year. Trails every where for your walking or running enjoyment

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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Spent a lovely time having a picnic and enjoying the woodland flowers as we walked the trails. Well maintained park and naturalized native plants abound this time of year. Pond is restful and there are lots of people visiting yet you can find privacy in the quite woods! Parking is challenging especially during the plant sale but we found a... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If in Harrisonburg, this is a great place to visit! Bring a lunch and your family and enjoy the many different plants, trees, and landscaping. Many trails to walk through safely and wildlife such as fish, frogs, turtles, and ducks. A big hit with my kids.

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