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UC Davis Arboretum

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Address: 448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616-5219
Phone Number: +1 530-752-4880
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This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.

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Pleasant walk for a Sunny day

This is a pleasant walk for a sunny day on UC Davis campus. It's low key and low stress. We enjoyed all the different plants and trees. It was a very pleasant way to spend extra... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Trish B
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Lee, Florida, United States
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Lee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a pleasant walk for a sunny day on UC Davis campus. It's low key and low stress. We enjoyed all the different plants and trees. It was a very pleasant way to spend extra time we had one afternoon and a very leisurely way to do it.It was a relatively easy walk and is manageable by Seniors and... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stroll through campus. Beautiful in Spring and late Fall. Educational displays throughout guide you into native plants, while the calm atmosphere allows you to contemplate and rest.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I didn't spend enough time here in college, and wish that I had. I visited again as an adult and we biked through the arboretum for a few hours. We even ran into a beautiful bride taking wedding photos! There are some nice bridges and it's easy to get to from anywhere in Davis.

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is an absolutely beautiful place to take a stroll. There are plants, shrubs, trees, etc. from around the world with wonderful informational signs about this flora. The path easily accommodates both pedestrians and bicyclists because, of course, this is Davis.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What a fun place. Yes, it is green with algae, and it's really a pond, but that is okay. It still is fun to walk along it, see the carp and turtles, river otter, and ducks. There are lizards that run around in the shrubbery, along with squirrels. It is a really fun spot. Don't forget to walk over into... More 

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Pearl City, HI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The Arboretum is nice, but not as I remembered it 18 years ago. Water no longer flows freely through here, it's one big drainage collection basin and so it's not as pretty as it once was. Still a nice walk, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go here. My environmental engineering professor told me that it's much... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great walk along the stream. The flowers and trees are varied and colorful. Early morning birds sing beautifully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The walkways through the Arboretum are just gorgeous and peaceful. A must do while you are on the campus of UCDavis.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I love going to the Arboretum especially during season change. I have brought many friends to join me here for a nice walk, who are from out of town, they all loved it. We have picnicked there too on the open grass area, it was very peaceful and so enjoyable. If you love natural beauty, this is the place for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

It was a nice place for an early morning jog. There was a homeless encampment at one end of it, but they didn't harass me at 7:30 AM.

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