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Address: Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Phone Number: 919/962-0522
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Best walk in town

A beautiful place to walk and appreciate quiet- free and easy to get around. Great to sit and watch the clouds go by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ana F
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to walk and appreciate quiet- free and easy to get around. Great to sit and watch the clouds go by.

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Thank Ana F
Durham, North Carolina
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1,204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 873 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coker Arboretum is a small quiet arboretum that started out in 1903 as an outdoor classroom for the study of trees. It's next to the Morehead Planetarium. They have sandy, brick and dirt paths winding through the property. They have benches scattered throughout and if you can't find a bench just put a blanket on the ground and enjoy a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have spend many a time in Coker Arb walking and enjoying the small trails and sitting reading and just enjoying being their while have things to do downtown -- a place to collect your thoughts...

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Budapest, Hungary
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130 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Beautiful green space in the center of town. It's a relaxing place for a stroll next to the planetarium.

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Apex, North Carolina
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196 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

When I was driving around I noticed this gorgeous vine arbor. I made my way to the arbor, which runs 300 feet, and about half way down I see an open gate. I peak in and wow..I found the arboretum!! It was established in 1903 by Dr. William Chambers Coker who was the first botany. It covers 5.3 acres. It... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you are in the area, walk through the arboretum. It is beautiful and has plenty of pretty trees and local plants to see. There are nice shady spots to hang out in if the weather is warm and lots of sunny spots when it is cool. Take a walk under the arbor. Caution- no parking nearby except a few... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The Coker Arboretum on the edge of the UNC campus near the Planetarium is a wonderful place for a short walk, or just sitting on a bench. The plants are all labeled, so I was sent there by my gardener to see what kind of plants grow well here and choose for my own garden. There's a stream and an... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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252 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Coker Arboretum is one of the best places to walk on UNC's campus. It is close to the Pit and Franklin Street but is always quiet and serene. It is definitely the best in spring and early summer, when all the flowers are blooming. Take time to enjoy the walk and all the different plants.

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Thank Andrei S
Ballymena
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107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This area is very beautiful all year around but now the weather is a little warmer it's nice to take a stroll through the arboretum. Also a good spot for a picnic. A nice retreat so close to the main thoroughfare of Chapel Hill.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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136 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A great place to walk around. Most of the trees have labels to identify what they are. Several of the trees are gigantic. Hundreds of years old. Several places to sit down and relax.

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