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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 #22 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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Prescott, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed wandering the marked trails of the Arboretum. You are given a map of the property so you can navigate around quite easily. We came to see the Raptor show which is run twice daily. Here you are very close to the birds as they fly over the crowd. Volunteers get to participate with working with some of the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Arboretum, located just off of route 66 is 30 degrees cooler, than in Phoenix. This is a Great location to look at flora and fauna of Northern Arizona.Wide open fields of Black eye Susans hidden among the pines.

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Tucson, AZ
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134 reviews 134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Three miles down a sometimes rough dirt road on the southwest outskirts of Flagstaff gets you to this gem of an attraction. We joined the 11 am tour and a knowledgeable docent walked us through various of the gardens and talked about the plants we saw, discussed the trees native to the Flagstaff area and showed us examples, took us... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We wanted to spend a couple of hours at the Arboretum so we followed the directions from the official website. It tells you, correctly, that the last three miles of the road is unpaved. But it also says that you can take a passenger car. Well -- technically, I suppose you can. But the road is terrible, so full of... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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46 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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