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“A must see if you are in Minneapolis area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, P.O. Box 39, Chanhassen, MN 55317-0039
952-443-1400
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Chanhassen
Type: Gardens
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Green Bay
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A must see if you are in Minneapolis area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The arboretum is a true pleasure for those who enjoy flowers and the beauty of the outdoors. As we entered the arboretum we were greeted with cleverly decorated "people" made out of gourds and pumpkins and costumes. One of my favorites was the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz. The arboretum includes rose gardens that are breathtaking. When we went, the azaleas were in bloom and were absolutely gorgeous. Don't forget your camera. Numerous weddings on the day we went but there is plenty room so we never felt crowded. We took the walk around the swamp area and there are several different length trails for you to choose from. The waterfall was pretty. We also took the 3 mile drive around the arboretum. There were many opportunities to pull off and explore many of the areas. This is a place you could definitely go back to several times or spend a couple of hours in a day. I would love to return at different seasons of the year. I am sure each season will have its own beauty

Visited September 2012
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Waverly, Minnesota
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18 attraction reviews
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Hadn't been here in years, and this was our second time visiting this month. What a gem! An absolute delight to stroll through the many gardens, groves and buildings. There is so much to see and learn here and all done in a very welcoming relaxing atmosphere. The grounds are pretty much entirely accessible for those with disabilities. The staff are engaging and knowledgeable. There is a very nice cafe and great gift shoppe. When we visited there were a number of weddings taking place throughout the grounds and that did make for some long lines in traffic.

Visited September 2012
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“My friend got married here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very cool, like living sculptures, we definately need to come back and spend some more time wandering around.

Visited October 2011
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Beautiful, make some time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is well worth the visit. The grounds are HUGE, and the scenery is beautiful. The place can be quite busy, so if you want to avoid the crowds, plan on going nearer the off-season. You can spend as little time or as much time as you like, and believe me, you can be there all day. There are trails throughout the grounds, and various generally themed sections, including Japanese gardens, roses, etc.

Visited October 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 attraction reviews
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“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Arboretum is a bit off the beaten track, but is worth the drive. There are extensive gardens that you can drive to and walk through. One of the largest arboretums in the US.

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