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“Peaceful, quiet and serene” 4 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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twin cities minnesota
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“Peaceful, quiet and serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great place to bring a sandwich and have a picnic lunch. I work nearby and we oftern grab a Jimmy Joh.s sandwich and enjoyt the beautiful landscaping.

Visited October 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Wonderful Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My friend and I took this tour, as his parents enjoyed it. Had a beautiful sunny day, and took the tram. A great way to experience the fall season, and they decorated the grounds beautifully.

Visited October 2012
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Ames, Iowa
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“This is a huge place to explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a great arboretum. There are a lot of spaces to explore, and it seems to cater to everyone. The trails nearby the visitor center are full of things to look at without a lot of walking. There are also several places that seemed accessible to those with limited mobility (though I cannot speak from experience here). You could take a tram tour, or hop in your own car and explore the 3 mile drive yourself. There are also extensive hiking trails.

We could not see it all in the 3 hours we were there. We were visiting friends in Minneapolis, and our friends planned to redeem their admission ticket for $$ off an annual membership, because they could see visiting this place throughout the year.

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Find Gardener's Inspiration Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a great place to discover and learn about new perennials to plant in your garden. My husband and I just bought a house and had landscaping projects on the brain this summer. We walked around the Arboretum and saw various plants that we liked which we then snapped pictures of the flowers and the sign with the plant's name. Then we went and found the plants at the nearby Halla Nursery store (which is right near the Arboretum). Previously, I didn't know the names of plants or even know all the different colors of Hostas and Daylillies that were available. The Arboretum provides an eye-full of inspiration for your landscaping projects!

Visited July 2012
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“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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