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“A pleasant walk and a very nice tower” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cox Arboretum MetroPark

Cox Arboretum MetroPark
6733 Springboro Pike, Kettering, OH 45449
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kettering
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A pleasant walk and a very nice tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Cox Arboretum has some walking paths, a very nice herbal garden and a walk through the woods. It also has a beautiful 4 or 5 story tower made from western red cedar. Accessible only via stairs, the view of the arboretum grounds and surrounding area is beautiful. There is no admission fee. The gift shop looked good but was closed when I was there.

Visited June 2013
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Kettering, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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“A beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I have been here several times. Beautiful in all kinds of weather, but especially beautiful in the Spring. Many walking trails, a fenced in area (to keep the deer away) for special plants. Birds, a butterfly house, Classes are offered during the year on various types of gardening. Free to enter. No dogs allowed, unfortunately. You would never know that you are between a busy interstate (I-75) and a main local highway: it is very quiet. Good for couples (can be romantic), families with young children. It's a good place for a picnic.

Visited April 2013
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Ohio
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“a great place for a spring or fall wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Many great paths- wonderful butterfly collection- and wonderful place to spend a leisurely afternoon in tranquilty.

Visited June 2013
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Kettering, Ohio
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“Great for a metropark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice grounds and gift shop. Catch some of their classes -- they're 1st rate. Seasonal displays are good, too.

Visited August 2012
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North Olmsted OH
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“What a Tree House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The tree house was cool. You could see from every level as you are going to the top. Just a beautiful place for a nice walk. Flowers all over the place and we even saw two turtles. Came right up to where we were standing there taking their picture. Almost as though they were posing for a picture. Walk past the sliding gate and there is another garden to walk thru. Just beautiful, worth stopping to walk thru on any day.

Visited July 2013
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