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The Arboretum at Flagstaff

4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8775
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Ranked #21 of 47 Attractions in Flagstaff
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Created to help people understand the flora of northeastern Arizona, this 200-acre botanical garden includes 2,500 species of high elevation plants and miles of walking trails to explore them.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure you check their website for which months/days they are open. We were there mid-June. We were looking for something to do to enjoy the outdoors. This hit the spot. The admission was reasonable and right when we got there a tour was starting. I wasn’t expecting much but the docent was very informative. We learned so much that... More

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Las Vegas
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed ourselves on a rainy afternoon at the Arboretum. Lots of quiet paths with local trees and plants. It was great to see the staff in action as well. If you need a break in Flagstaff, this is a good place.

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Surprise, AZ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Karen, our docent and guide, was terrific and made the hour walk just fly by . The plants and grounds were beautiful with fall color and lovely plants, even after their normal "peak season" had past. Unpaved road to get there but well worth the few bounces.

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Mesa, Arizona
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191 reviews 191 reviews
45 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a little hidden treasure. We found out about the concerts here in the summer and took in one and loved it. The views are glorious, the grounds beautiful. The concert was terrific and we hope to take in more next season. Or better yet we may become members and get season tickets!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Not a good month to visit. Plants would be better earlier in the year. Trees are the same as all the Colorado plateau trees. Likely to see Elk, Mule Deer and Proghorns along with multiple types of squirrels & chipmunks, but go early. We missed the Raptor demos - check times.

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Evanston, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An urban retreat that is filled with interesting plants and a park like atmosphere in the spacious woods. It is gorgeous and quiet.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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228 reviews 228 reviews
104 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was here on a warm September afternoon and was pleasantly surprised to see how many flowers were still in bloom due to all the recent rain. The drive in through a ponderosa pine forest smelled delightful and there were lots of fall wild flowers and grasses providing fall color. The visitor center is larger than I expected with spectacular... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While missing some of the pines one would expect in Flagstaff, it is must see for plant lovers, and a nice place to visit on a pleasant afternoon. My wife and I saw the "Airborne Raptors" presentation with live birds which was truly fascinating. In looking at the website, i see that they have a very impressive events schedule, so... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the Arboretum offers a nice selection of plants, well maintained trails for viewing flora/fauna, and a raptor show. The ride can be a little bumpy on a dirt/gravel road that is reasonably maintained and likely passable by most cars assuming no extreme weather. While not unknown it certainally isn't overcrowded either (at least on the two occasions I was there).... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Some of Chihuly's famous glass sculptures still here to enjoy. Plan to spend the day meandering thru all the different eco systems displayed here. Food is served and surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Don't forget to bring an extra memory card for the camera.

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