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UC Davis Arboretum

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Address: 448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616-5219
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This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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love this place.

such a great place to go for a run or a walk, it is so peaceful and there is a lot to see from the birds to the turtal's

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Cheryl F
Dixon, California
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Dixon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

such a great place to go for a run or a walk, it is so peaceful and there is a lot to see from the birds to the turtal's

Thank Cheryl F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a pleasant walk throughout the year. The Arboretum is a beautify and tranquil experience that is constantly changing with the seasons.

Thank JOHN M
Davis, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I run the Davis Arboretum several times each year and always enjoy the scenery, no matter the season. There is a lovely Redwood Grove which conjures up the feeling of north coast forests. The loop around the Arboretum is about 3 miles, good for 5K training. In the last year there had been water quality issues that led to algae... More 

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my father to the Arboretum to get some exercise and enjoy an educational experience about plant life. We started in California natives and progressed through South American, Native American, South African, Southwest US, and even Mediterranean plant life. It was a beautiful blend of nature paths, water way vistas and learning about vegetation from many different regions. The... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful discovery while visiting Davis for the day. Creative sculpture of spades arching over the beginning of the walkway into the Arboretum. Lovely walk along the creek and into the redwoods. We only walked a quarter of the way but there is so much more to discover. We'll be back.

Thank Anne R
Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever I have someone visiting, we walk the arboretum. Whenever I need peace, I walk the arboretum. It is lovely every season, and we are lucky to have it in our backyard.

Thank judy c
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We only had time to explored a part of the Arboretum. Peaceful with plant groupings from many ecosystems. Good signage explaining plants, wildlife.

Thank SusanHawksworthy
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

My spouse and I have been here many times now, as we travel from the Bay Area to visit family in Sacramento several times a year. We often stop to take a leisurely, peaceful, beautiful walk along this incredible waterway in Davis (just off the freeway too!)

Thank SRWynne
Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

This is our weekly serenity sustenance. The Arboretum is our favorite place in Davis. We take a hour-long walk here every week, then go nearby for the food/drink type of sustenance. Don't miss it!

Thank Celle
Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

When family came to visit, we picked up members individual choices at Whole Foods and walked into the Redwoods to picnic at tables under the trees. A memorable time for all

Thank Robert R

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