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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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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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An arboretum for all to enjoy!

Free to visit and just beautiful in all seasons! This is well worth a stop to stretch your legs as you drive the Parkway or to make ti a special way to spend a day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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St Petersburg
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Free to visit and just beautiful in all seasons! This is well worth a stop to stretch your legs as you drive the Parkway or to make ti a special way to spend a day!

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Monroe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the NC Arboretum but we'll go again if we have the chance. We loved it. We walked the gardens and enjoyed all of them. The flowers and plants were familiar ones since we live in NC but they were beautiful and creatively arranged. Loved the quilt garden.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds and well maintained. Inside and outside activities. Loved the different gardens and architect designs. Exhibition on Venus Flytraps when we visited. Also had lunch at the grill.

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Bath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend some time with nature. It is never the same place twice, things grow and change each time we come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the arboretum We did not get around to all corners but enjoyed the overall beauty even though we were close to the road and the center. Beautiful and serene. access for most strollers and wheel chairs if not at all locations you can still enjoy most.

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TAMPA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you want a simple and absolutely beautiful hike where you can't possibly get lost....come here....bring a camera.

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was a nice refreshing start to our mini vacation in Asheville. It has Nice exhibits, Beautiful views.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It has a wonderful bonsai garden that by itself is worth the trip, but they have lovely trails with well marked trees. An overall wonderful experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice gardens. We particularly liked the bonsai display and the miniature train. A shame they close at 5pm, when it doesn't get dark until 8pm, which meant we had to rush a bit

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

great place to visit, especially during spring (azaleas!) and fall for the color. great hiking trails where you can get away from the crowds.

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