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“Huge acreage for walking or driving in variety of landscapes” 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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Minnesota
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“Huge acreage for walking or driving in variety of landscapes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The scarecrow exhibit in October was fun and unique. There is a cafe with indoor or outdoor seating. Operated in conjunction with the U of MN so get a good idea of what is hardy in Minnesota.

Visited October 2012
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“Best Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I like to go here for walks. There is a three mile, paved loop through the arboretum, and it is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the gorgeous plants and trees. The gift shop is also excellent.

Visited August 2012
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Mound, Minnesota
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“Something for everyone.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Visited the Arboretum several times, always doing their spring Bud Run fund raiser until becoming a member a year ago. The different displays in the great hall and lower level art gallery are usually interesting and well done. We've enjoyed the Mill City Farmer's Market there, orchid shows, musical performances, the lovely huge wooden lathe work of a local artist/craftsman, watching the maple syrup process in the spring.
The gardens include a maze for children. One drawback is accessibility, All though there is an elevator, it can be hard work for the elderly to get up the stairs to the building and walk the distance to the elevator. Considering the stairs and distance, it would be great if there were a wheel chair or two available. Also, the limited seats in the great hall make it impossible for an old person to find a seat during weekends or other busy times. We just renewed our membership and use it well!

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Delightful blend of beauty and science”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful section of the university botany department that is open to the public. The per car fee is reasonable. The scale and ambition of the Arboretum is significant.
Taste and rate apples to help them decide if a new apple should go to market, enjoy the beautiful gardens and delightful buildings, enjoy a pretty good cafe upstairs.
Thumbs up from our kids too, aged 7-13.

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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.

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