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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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Beautiful environment.

A nice surprise! Well laid out and beautiful for an arboretum in the middle of a vast mountain forest environment in western NC. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise for one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A nice surprise! Well laid out and beautiful for an arboretum in the middle of a vast mountain forest environment in western NC. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise for one designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who gave us NYC Central Park as well as Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park. Stop by, you'll enjoy it; nice, beautiful and relaxing.

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took advantage of an unseasonably cool day in almost July and glad we did. This is a gem. Traveling exhibits that change from time to time. Some formal gardens, natural trails you can do a little of or a lot of. Informed staff. Snacks available. Free admission but parking is $12 for a passenger car but that's not bad, especially... More 

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Homedale, Idaho
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49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Arboretum has a wonderful Bonsai collection that is a must see if you are in Western North Carolina. It rivals the Bonsai collection at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. There is always an exhibit by local artists that reflects the area. During this visit there were also sculptures of giant carnivorous plants. These plants grow in bogs and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Following the famous name of Frederick Law Olmstead , who designed Central Park in Ny and this arboretum we thought there would be more to see. Wild nature, good walking and biking trails but not a lot of manicured gardens fro FLO.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A Wide gravel trail under a canopy of trees.... suitable for an easy stroll...parking lot on site...we opted for this hike because it was raining and due to the tree coverage we didn't get wet!

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great place for fall color. The kids liked the backpack of explorer items so stop by the front desk and check one out for your nature walk. Love the Bonsai's here. Pay by the car load to enter.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It wasn't very big and children's area was very small. My 6 year old was bored quickly. Wasn't very impressed. The cafe had no child menu either.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I took my elderly mom and teenage daughter to the arboretum. We all had a good time. The bonsai area is really interesting and was our favorite. The weather got bad with a thunderstorm shortly after we arrived so we didn't get to see as much as we wanted. There are many fountains and flowers. The quilt garden is really... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The idiots at the front gate charged us $15 to pick up my wife's car the morning after the wedding...

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Easy paths; nice place to walk and take kids and older adults. Local birds are attracted to grounds and the park is well kept.

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Additional Information about The North Carolina Arboretum

Address: Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone Number: 828-665-2492
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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