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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 Most Visit Place for Peace and Tranquility

I and my dog Brady travel the paths of the JMU Aboretum almost every day of the year. While Brady frolics down the various lanes and discovers new plants and smells, I quietly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I and my dog Brady travel the paths of the JMU Aboretum almost every day of the year. While Brady frolics down the various lanes and discovers new plants and smells, I quietly observe Nature change through the four seasons, noting barely visible fronds of ferns in Spring, newly planted black eyed Susans in summer, breath-taking tree and shrub colors... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The arboretum is just off I-81 and easy to find. I started at the part of the arboretum where the little pond and visitors' center are located. There are a number of beautiful flower beds in well-maintained beds in that area with many day lilies. The paths are made of wood chips and in great shape. I did not have... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very quiet and relaxing place to stroll (a deep breath in the middle of a busy town), take photos, and do nothing with your sweetheart/ or by yourself. It's lovely any time of year.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was very nice if you wanted a quiet peaceful place to sit and relax. It was much smaller than I thought it would be.

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a beautiful arboretum right in town. It is a great place to walk or sit and watch the birds. The map they have isn't very good and we got lost following it. It was nice to see many of the trees and plants marked so you know what they are. The grounds are well taken care of.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The ejc arboretum is such an oasis, hidden behind trees and beautiful landscape. It's great to have such a wonderful free place to walk or sit on a bench. All ages would love it here. Flowers and trees often have "namecards" so you can place the species.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I used to walk my dog here regularly when I lived in town. So many beautiful things to take in. The running trails are great.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There are wonderful walking paths (perfect for walking just yourself, your dog, or pushing a stroller) that offer an enormous variety of plants, a scenic little bridge over the duck and turtle pond, shaded areas ideal for a quick lunch over work break, and lovely broad grassy area ideal for picnics and weddings

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a walking area on the campus of James Madison University. It showcases nature at it's finest. The lake and bridge area are full of koi fish, ducks and turtles. There are restrooms that are clean and they offer art classes inside. We visited as we were waiting for check-in time for an event at James Madison University. It... More 

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ArboretumGail, Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We who work at the arboretum at JMU are always so glad when new visitors discover this wonderful nature preserve and place for restoration recreation. Thanks for posting your review. More 

Arlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is an enjoyable place to walk and explore on the James Madison University campus. Parking is available. Trails are paved or gravel. Don't miss the labyrinth and the pond trail. Many trails are marked as accessible. Trees, shrubs, perennials (azaleas, ferns, oaks, hickories) are marked.

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Address: Address: 780 University Blvd, MSC 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone Number: (540) 568-3194
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg

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