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University of Illinois Arboretum

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1800 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1023
+1 217-333-7579
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Lovely afternoon for a lovely walk!

There are benches scattered around for your breaks. So go stretch your legs and bring a friend for... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
nebulousnancy
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Oh My, Huge NO! Do NOT waste your time.

On our way back from southern Illinois we stopped at this Arboretum. To put it bluntly, this is... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
Donna S
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“idea garden” (10 reviews)
“japan house” (14 reviews)
“an oasis” (2 reviews)
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1800 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1023
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+1 217-333-7579
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

There are benches scattered around for your breaks. So go stretch your legs and bring a friend for a little chat on one of the benches.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

On our way back from southern Illinois we stopped at this Arboretum. To put it bluntly, this is without a doubt the worst "gardens" I have ever visited. Extremely ill kept. Weeds have taken over most every single bed and the grass areas are ALL...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Formal plantings and pathways as well as quiet wooded areas and Japan House make this a lovely place to spend a few hours in Chambana!

Thank Dale P
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

I enjoy my visit at this place. It is very nice place here. I enjoy the view of it. I did not have any problems here.

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Reviewed May 28, 2017

Went here on Saturday afternoon, Memorial Day weekend. The gardens around the Japan House were very nice. (The Japan House itself was closed.) The Idea Garden struck us as kind of slapdash. A lot of plants crammed into a fairly small space. Looking at the...More

Thank Tony N
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I've been here twice. Once in February during a snow storm and in August during a nice warm day. I'm from California so I appreciated the seasonal views. The winter white was just as striking as the colors in August. Both months offered an oasis...More

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Is a beautiful airy space. Nice for marriage couples and families photos.Just perfect Japan House and lots of place to run for kids!

Thank Inna F
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Don't know how anyone could give less than 5 stars. It's beautiful! I didn't expect it to be so colorful in November but everything is still bloomed and pretty. It's very relaxing, almost feels like a little fairy land!

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

The University of Illinois Arboretum is pretty sizeable. It is a collection of a number of individual gardens, ponds, the Japan House, and the Idea Garden. We saw beautiful flower displays when we went in late August. I think it would be nice to stroll...More

Thank urbanguy
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Arboretum is nice, but I love the nearby Idea Garden and Japan House. Granted the ponds have been screwed up, but it is still really nice. Japan House used to be my favorite place to walk. Now it is Mattis Park in Champaign since...More

Thank nldesign
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