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Hayes Arboretum

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I've been going to Hayes Arboretum since I was a kid. My parents would bring us, my sister and I... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Richmond, Indiana
A Jewell in Richmond, Indiana

The Hayes Arboretum is a must visit, acres and acres of woods trails, absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Jacqueline J
Santa Clarita, California
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801 Elks Rd, Richmond, IN 47374-2526
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

I've been going to Hayes Arboretum since I was a kid. My parents would bring us, my sister and I, up here from the town we lived in a few miles away. The trails are great, granted not as long as any one would like...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We've only been there for the spooky trails and at christmas for the holiday event, but saying that I have seen other events and get together's for kids and adults.

1  Thank Laila G
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The Hayes Arboretum is a must visit, acres and acres of woods trails, absolutely beautiful Halloween is one of the best with a drive tour at night with Witches, ghosts, all in fun

1  Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The walking trails are very nice and the short ("Blue") trail is easy, which makes it suitable for casual hikers and families. Ask them to show you the honey bees, who live upstairs in the Nature Center.

1  Thank KetteringTraveler
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We visited in April of 2017. It's relatively easy to find and there's many places to park. We had our Lab with us , too. The park provides a very relaxing and peaceful walk.

1  Thank 3Daytrip7
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is acres of wooded land to hike and enjoy nature at its best. Specimen of old growth forest. Spring is particularly a nice time to visit, wildflowers.

1  Thank nancyfoureman
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Hayes Arboretum is a wonderful place to reflect on nature, whether driving or hiking through the grounds. The classes that they have are educational and the summer programs were a hit with our sons and now our grandchildren. Highly recommend them!

1  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Fall is the most beautiful time to visit... Wait UNLESS you can drive through after a heavy wet snow....Well kept area...

1  Thank DLewis_10
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a fairly sizable and FREE arboretum off a busy highway. It is Serene and open to hikers and dirt bikes. There is lots of wildlife just park your car and get started

1  Thank megafrugola
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A beautiful treasure hidden in a good sized city. It is beautifully wooded park. It has great trails got walking. The most peaceful place in Richmond. Wonderful for a walk, jog, or just some relaxation.

Thank jennifer l
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