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The Arboretum at Flagstaff

4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8775
928-774-1442
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Ranked #27 of 42 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This place is very well laid out. It is a bit out of the way but it is well worth the drive. The staff was happy to identify plants for me and my little girl. This place is very peaceful but it is not open during the winter months because the road will not be passable.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This arboretum is on the reciprocal list for the Desert Botanical Gardens so our entrance today was free! While much of the grounds are what one might expect at an arboretum, marked pathways and labeled plants, one of the things I really like was their commitment to the environment. The greenhouse is heated with a wood pellet burning stove in... More

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Espanola, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Good to go to for their guided tours, to ask questions of staff. Brochure and overall on your own exploration not so fulfilling.Flagstaff has many nonprofits and community participation. I'm sure there are many involved and passionate people involved with the Arboretum but some rework is needed. I don't know the history behind the arboretum's challenges, but while grounds are... More

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PHOENIX
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

It was a dirt road to get to the arboretum, however the area was very peaceful and the fall colors were very nice to photograph. Wandered around the trails and enjoyed the peaceful nature of the gardens

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I enjoyed myself here. Agreat place to take a walk and get away from it all. the had a bird show. It was cool. Beautufl flowers and plants. It is not expensive. It is great place to go for a couple of hours and enjoy the peace and quite of nature. Takes about 10 minutes to get there from downtwon... More

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Scottsdale
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

For a great guide to mountain planting and an idyllic setting, the Arboretum is a lovely place on the west side of Flagstaff. Docents were helpful in answering questions. It hosts delightful live music concerts on summer evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great to walk around in and enjoy gardens and plants outdoors. Very peaceful to walk around and enjoy the different plants and offer you suggestions. They also offer classes and other things.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

It is a pretty setting but you can just go to one of the parks and see just about as much as you do here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The arboretum has splendid examples of the flora of the Colorado Plateau. The guide was very knowledgeable. Due to potential bad weather we stayed close to the visitors center. We saw the herb garden and I was impressed with all the types and uses of herbs. I think it was typical of the plant life that you would see while... More

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