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The North Carolina Arboretum

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Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone Number: 828-665-2492
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Walking, Leisure education
Description: Established in 1986, this area is over 425 acres and home to thousands of...
Established in 1986, this area is over 425 acres and home to thousands of flowers, plants and trees.
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Peaceful respite

Walking with my wife throughout was so relaxing and each and every visitor we came upon liked up and we could tell they had also found a magic spot to visit often.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Boca Raton
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Boca Raton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Walking with my wife throughout was so relaxing and each and every visitor we came upon liked up and we could tell they had also found a magic spot to visit often.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My favorite place in Asheville is the Arboretum. I take my dog for walks along the many trails. I love to visit the educational displays, as well as the art found both inside the buildings and throughout the outdoor areas. Spring is my favorite time, with the azalea repository in full bloom. I love the easy walk along the stream,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the finest gardens in the south and great bonsai. Special exhibits are a huge plus. The buildings are beautiful, too. The food is so-so but it is just lunch.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

been here a few times.....used to hike trails in area...this area used to be part of the Biltmore Estate.....very pretty

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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took our four grandchildren to this after-dark event, a Disney type light show. It was magical and festive. We all had a great time.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A nice place to go for a relaxing walk in the woods and your never far from mountain streams. Trails vary in length and steepness. Interesting signage along the trails explaining the surrounding plant and animal life.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We love the garden, the trails and the exhibits. What a great place to be outside and enjoy the blue sky and lovely mountains. This is truly a treasure.

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Asheville, NC
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Asheville can be quite expensive for weddings ... especially if you decide to rent a building for your event. The Arboretum is the perfect place to avoid all that. They have beautiful gardens for your ceremony and a small outdoor ampitheater for smaller gatherings. If you want something indoors, they have a large pretty place that can probably hold 20... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took a lovely hike through the woods and near a creek. The formal gardens were largely dormant due to the season but still impressive. I would highly recommend this to visitors to Asheville.

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Asheville, NC
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Over the past 12 years, this has been one of my favorite places to visit when the weather is nice. I enjoy the hiking trails, the flower gardens, and the rotations of shows/exhibits. An annual pass has been well-worth the investment over the years. I suggest reviewing their website so you do not miss the orchid & rose shows.

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