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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 #2 of 11 Attractions in Harrisonburg
Type: Gardens
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Annandale, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
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 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stopped here traveling thru the area. My wife loves to take picture of plants and such. Can't really say we found anything special here. Just a nice relaxing place for a walk. I image the students at JMU find this a great location to read and soak up some sun between classes.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went in the summer. There were tons of flowers, ducks, fish, and turtles to feed. There are lots of trails to walk and even a meditation circle to walk. A very relaxing place to spend some time!

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Bridgewater, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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394 reviews 394 reviews
158 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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