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Northland Arboretum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great & varied place

The Arboretum has many great classes. The exercise path with the different exercises is a great... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Connie O
Happy Addition

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2015
S Kristi A
Evanston, Illinois
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Jun 18, 2018
“A woodland oasis”
Dec 21, 2017
“Great & varied place”
In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country skiing, picnic areas, bird watching, environmental education, family events, geocaching, and many outdoor activities.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
14250 Conservation Dr, Brainerd, MN 56425-8720
+1 218-829-8770
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

An extensive woodland experience with 16 miles of trails including an excersize trail and signage naming plants.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rosanne B
Vicki F, Executive Director at Northland Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Arboretum has many great classes. The exercise path with the different exercises is a great place for a variety in a workout program.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Connie O
Reviewed September 8, 2017

I went there in Sept '17. There are lots of trails to choose from, and most connect to other trails so you have lots of options. Longest loop around the park is probably...mmmm....1.5 - 2 miles. Trails are well maintained. They have a few gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank franco2251
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to see what this arboretum had to offer only to be let down. There is a large garden just adjacent to the parking lot and that's the highlight. It was not a preview of what was to come. The maps were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

You park across from a shopping mall and an apartment complex, walk a few blocks and you are in the wilderness. Great place to hike in the autumn for fall colors, we often see deer and squirrels. They also have great groomed cross country skiing...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank pawatt50
Reviewed July 18, 2016

It seems like a decent trail area, but even at 10:30 am it was too hot out. There was no senior discount, There wasn't very good signage. There was however, a fitness trail that had equipment.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank aginggoddess
Reviewed September 9, 2015

There are over 500 acres of woods with approximately 12 miles of paths. The gardens near the visitor center are very nice (but weedy) and also along the closer paths are a Monet bridge, a secret garden, a rose garden and other very pretty areas....More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank duckye
Reviewed July 15, 2015

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a quick drive through, but I was impressed! We will come back again when we have more time.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank S Kristi A
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I don't think I have ever felt more under attack from mosquitos! This place is crazy. It seems somewhat unkept and like it has seen better days. The trails are not well marked and even the gazebos are overgrown with weeds. There is stagnant water...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank EVDJ
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visit the many acres of well tended flower beds and walk the shady lanes. Or ski the trails in the winter. I have enjoyed gatherings at the office-education building.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Nedra V
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from VickiF751 | Property representative |
Unfortunately mosquitoes are part of the north woods. We recommend wearing clothes that protect your skin, apply repellent to your clothing. Wear a hat with repellent on it. And visit us during the middle of the day as... More