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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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A beautiful place for a peaceful walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Austin, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved it! Fun place for a family Easter Egg Hunt! We took lots of family pics and enjoyed our little hike!

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Rock Hill, SC
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband is the gardener in the family, but I equally enjoyed the various areas of the Arboretum. We wandered many paths, read lots of labels, and relaxed on green sward after strolling abound. A lovely, relaxing, beautiful way to spend time in Harrisonburg!

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Bergton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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Cary, North Carolina
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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