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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 #29 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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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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