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The Arboretum at Flagstaff

4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-8775
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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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24 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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