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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Garvan Woodland Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913
+1 501-262-9300
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: Garvan Woodland Gardens, the University of Arkansas' 210 acre botanical garden, is one of eight public, woodland gardens in the country and the only one located on a body of water. The Asian garden is ranked as the fifth best in North America, and in 2012 Garvan Woodland Gardens was named as one of the Top Five Most Spectacular Gardens In America. Over five miles of trails, unique bridges, waterfalls, a Children's Adventure Garden, and architectural wonder Anthony Chapel wedding complex are some of the highlights. View brilliant blooms year-round and one of the state's most elaborate outdoor holiday lights displays with over 4 million lights from mid-November through December; special night time hours. Open every day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under. Golf cart rides available on a first come first served basis for additional $15 per person. Chipmunk Cafe open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. Pet friendly and many ADA accessible trails.
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The lights are amazing! Very nice place to visit while in Hot Springs! November-December they have a walk through lighted area with christmas lights!

Visited December 2013
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“Like Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

It actually rained while I was there with my family. You can choose to walk or since my family needs help in that department, you can hitch a golf cart ride! So breathtakingly beautiful and friendly staff as well. I can't wait to see it again!

Visited September 2013
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“Christmas Light Display is to be seen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We love the Christmas lights here. They are truly a treat. We have been twice- three years apart- and enjoyed them. New displays are added, and the traffic flow is handled well. Be patient, and take your time. Ideally, I would not go on a weekend. The gift shop is great, and has locally made items. The chapel is amazing at night. Take some time to go see it.

Visited December 2013
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“Christmas lights walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Christmas lights were fabulous and coordinated to the music playing. The chapel was lit up and lovely in the dark. I would love to see the gardens in the spring.

Visited December 2013
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“Holiday Light Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Absolutely stunning!!! There were about four million lights and they have all kinds of scenery, etc. It was fantastic!! Garvan Gardens is huge, so I opted for the golf cart. The driver was nice and had a great personality but the cart that we were on had bad brakes and there are lots of hills and uneven surfaces. Golf cart ride was $10, which I felt was too pricey but there was FREE hot cocoa. I had a great experience but they need to get the golf carts fixed before they get a lawsuit.

Visited December 2013
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