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John A. Finch Arboretum

3404 W Woodland Blvd, Spokane, WA 99224
509 624 4832
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Spokane
Type: Parks
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have taken our children and grandchildren here for short hikes as a respite from the city. It is esp. beautiful in the fall and if you time your visit, the kids can play in the giant leaf pile the city creates each year.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Finch Arboretum is a little different from most arboretums I’ve visited in that the landscape is more homogenous, as opposed to being compartmentalized into specific gardens or sub-forests. It is a very nice property, and conducive to some nice strolling amongst the trees. I visited in late October, and the fall colors were gorgeous. I spent about an hour... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a long, narrow park along the freeway (silencing walls exist) on a slight slope. Natural areas, grassy fields, a creek, and identifying markers provide something for everyone. Take extra clothing for kids; I've never gone with them and not had one fall in the little creek or small pond. If you want to see which trees do well... More

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You have to want to go to finch Arboretum. It's not that easy to find but well worth the effort. In the spring the cherry blossom trees are a riot of color and the rhododendrons when in bloom are spectacular. A great place to just walk around and be at peace.

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Spokane, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

peaceful, spacious, lovely. Went on a field trip with the summer camp class and there is a lot of room to roam and something for everyone.

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Kansas City, MO
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great place for a walk if you overlook the traffic noise from I 90 . I am very curious about trees and shrubs especially in a different locale. Too few were labeled. Many had embossed "dog tags" but we had to really hunt for them. If they could get the $$$'s a GPS enabled map/app with descriptions would be awesome.

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a shame the Arboretum lies between 2 highways/major roads. It was hard to hear the birds due to the traffic noise. But it was still worth the stop and time we spent looking at all the trees and shrubs. Make sure to pick up a guide sheet before starting out, there are lots of areas that can be missed... More

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Newport, Washington, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our family has had many wonderful walks through this beautiful park. There are trees to climb, birds to watch, and picnics to be eaten! Weather you are a couple looking for a leisurely place to spend a couple of hours or a family with kids who have energy to burn, there is room for everyone! Bring your camera!

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Spokane, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great spot to take a walk and see the Fall colors. Close to city center but feels miles away.

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Spokane, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Free public park with lovely paths. Enjoyable year around but best in the fall. Grab some hot chocolate and walk on the crunchy leaves enjoying the crisp air.

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