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The Arboretum at Flagstaff

4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8775
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Ranked #25 of 44 attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Arboretum is a botanical garden, nature center, and research station located at 7,150 above sea level.  Several miles of trials wind through one... more »
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Grandparents, parents, and kids will love this place. Great raptor show with outstanding knowledgable staff. And you can get to hold a falcon at the end! Wonderful grounds, native species of plants, picnic tables, herb garden, and lots of walking paths. We loved it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Arboretum at Flagstaff is really off the beaten path. After turning off Route 66, the road is unpaved for a couple of miles until you reach the arboretum. It is well worth the drive, but expect to get the car washed after. The ground are lush with extensive walking paths. Make sure you take in the bird of prey show.... More

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Kingman, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful setup with lots of water features. Hummingbirds all over the place and you learn about some of the native flowers and plants. The falcon show was a fun little show, we caught it when it starting raining. Was nice to see that they set up some coverage from the rain.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved the native plant gardens and the wetlands! There is also a I-mile trail through the woods, easy and level, that we enjoyed. Did not dislike anything!

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Newark, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The raptor show was wonderful. The arboretum was very nice, but bring sun protection! Small gift shop, easy drive from downtown.

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south carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a limited amt. of time in Flagstaff and picked this attraction from ads we saw and really regretted the choice. It was a long drive down a wash board dirt road to get there. They had a nice building to pay your fee in but nothing else that was interesting. It was the worst gardens that I have... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just five miles from the NAU area, about four miles of it is an unpaved, but passable road. We enjoyed our walk around the grounds of the arboretum. The packed dirt paths are very easy to walk on. The penstemons gardens had so many beautiful varieties and we were lucky to see so many in full bloom! Just gorgeous colors!... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Be prepared for a dusty trip down a dirt road, but the reward is a small but nicely done arboretum with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. Check what times the docent-led tours are, and especially the Raptor demonstration - well done. Great for all ages. They also have concerts during the summer months.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This place has an interesting history. It is in a primitive secluded area but for nature lovers it is worth the trip. Be prepared to drive at least 3 miles on rough dirt roads and if staying awhile bring a lunch or snacks because there are no commercial places nearby. There are guided tours or you can walk the trails... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

On a recent Williams/Flagstaff vacation, my wife and I visited the Arboretum at Flagstaff. This beautiful property is one of the most peaceful little spots I've ever visited. It was almost the end of the season for the Arboretum, but we were welcomed warmly and encouraged to explore the entire property. The gardens were totally peaceful and it was a... More

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