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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, Outdoors
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Rock Hill, SC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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