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The Fullerton Arboretum is a very peaceful and serene place to visit! I walked around for an hour... read more

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We have visited OC for a decade to spend time with family (not the mouse!) and have never heard of... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
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26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and produce sales four days a week, weekly cooking, fitness, and botany classes; and more!
1900 Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831-1659
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Fullerton Arboretum is a very peaceful and serene place to visit! I walked around for an hour, sat on a couple benches, and I really enjoyed the peaceful and surroundings!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We have visited OC for a decade to spend time with family (not the mouse!) and have never heard of the Arboretum. We found it on Trip Advisor and checked it out. Easy to find, free parking, many interesting plants. An oasis in the concrete...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mandy M
Reviewed December 18, 2018

When we went to the arboretum we were expecting a collection of local and exotic trees and it has that. It also has beautiful gardens and walking trails. This is a nice peaceful garden to enjoy and when we were there on a warm sunny...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Beautiful gardens with a wide variety of common and exotic trees and plants. Not so large that you cannot do it all at one time. If you go in the summer make sure to take water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cfrankerun
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a GREAT adventure for children and adults alike. When I went, I did see many joggers, families with children, and elderly people just walking around. It is FREE to go in and out and people interested in photography can practice there without needing...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tea C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Cal State Fullerton university is a good school, they constantly having activities in campus for families and communities. I like to jog around the campus and visit there arboretum whenever possible.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We came here to take my sister’s wedding pictures with our family. This place is beautiful and quite serene. My wife and I have come before for picnics or just to take a stroll. Parking is limited but it has never been too bad. Great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The arboretum is one of my favorite places to relax and disconnect from the everyday requirements of city life. Even though it’s next to the 57 and attached to CSUF, it feels as if you are transported to a different land. It has many different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eloisa G
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Wear your tennis shoes or good sandals. Plan to get lost feeding the ducks and walking around. There is so much beauty every where to go. This is a great place for little people to run around, older people to sit on benches, provides a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

It's easy to pass up stopping here because it doesn't look like much from the outside. But the Arboretum won me over pretty quickly. It's a jewel. Give yourself some time to explore- it's a labyrinth of flora from different geographical ecosystems. It's a surprisingly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are restroom just on the left side of the main entrance, pass the booth and also in the new building. There are plenty of well shade area inside the Arboretum.
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Response from TNHo | Reviewed this property |
There is no age limit, and there is no official admission. At the entrance is a donation box.
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The Bowers Museum should be 15-20 minutes from Disneyland, it is only about five miles away. The Orange Circle is another place to visit and relax, shop for antiques, have a nice lunch at Felix. If you belong to 24 Hour Fitness there is a nice club near Disneyland. You could also hang out for a bit in the lobby of the Grand Californian and read.... grab a nice chardonnay from the lobby bar and sit by the fireplace...
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Hello, I'll be in Fullerton on business next week. I'll have Thurs and Fri evening + half of Sat to check out the area. I've never been to LA, and I'm interested mainly in sites for nature photography. I'm planning to go to the Fullerton Arboretum one evening. Any suggestions for the second evening? On Sat, I'd like to drive the coast a little. Any suggestions as to where to go? Where is the most scenic area that I can hit and still get back to LAX by about 2? I'll also take...More
March 19, 2009|
Response fromMarshall C|
Thanks for the reply... yeah I realize its not in LA. I guess my post was in reference to the entire LA area/anywhere i can drive in half a day. Thanks!