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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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A Place Of Beauty, Peace And Nature!

The place is a colorful collection of flowers shrubs and trees placed in delightful settings. A place we especially enjoyed on the grounds were the walking trails and it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Bloomfield, Indiana
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Bloomfield, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The place is a colorful collection of flowers shrubs and trees placed in delightful settings. A place we especially enjoyed on the grounds were the walking trails and it was a wonderful experience to walk these trails on a hot afternoon. One area of the arboretum had a huge garden setting of various colored pansies arranged in a configuration of... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There are many amazing attractions in and around Asheville, but the natural beauty of the area's flora is chief among the reasons people visit this town. The Arboretum and the trails around it offer the best of both the cultivated and the natural landscape of the mountains of North Carolina. What a treasure!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I took so many pictures! Enjoyed the bonsai exhibit especially. A lovely walk. Just make sure you pay attention to the map, it can be a bit confusing.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have been several times but we enjoy it each time. Good easy trails and a nice hike along a long stream. Lots to look at and the model trains were an added bonus.

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Alexander, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a place you could have a function at or possibly a wedding party. I heard it is beautiful in the spring and summer with all the native plants.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Recently walked the Arboretum, especially the Native Azalea repository, with a friend mourning the loss of her sister. The gurgling brook, the soothing greens (just how many shades of green are there, anyway?), the splashes of brilliant color and the peacefully meandering paths were welcome indeed. I've been walking/hiking the Arboretum since we moved here in 2008, all year round,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved walking around and enjoying the gardens and trails. Packed a picnic lunch and took our dog. It's right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and very easy to navigate. A beautiful day. Be sure to check out the miniture railroad village they have tucked away in the shade. Fantasticly maintained facilities.

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Durham, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I am not a tree huger. Just went there because I thought it good to get my little one close to nature. Turned out rather fun, with all the trees and flowers that I couldn't remember their names. And we saw a couple wild snakes. I got more scared than my daughter was. She had no idea what a snake... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved the arboretum. The flowers, trees, and water features were lovely. Currently there is a bonsai garden display that is fabulous. The education center had a display of paintings by an artist who specializes in painting the natural world with precision and detail; it was really interesting to learn about the different patterns in nature. It's worth your time... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The NC arboretum is absolutely worth the visit...The grounds and gardens are just spectacular...The State of NC did the right thing investing in this beautiful place...Visitors can really get a feel of the natural beauty of NC by visiting this place

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