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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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A quiet place to be while you're downtown

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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...

Thank IreneGaye
Budapest, Hungary
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120 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank mboyd71
Apex, North Carolina
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195 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sburris65
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 

Thank MelanieMac_1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 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 

Thank s s
State of Rio de Janeiro
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to walk, forget about your problems and take some rest. It's a place that makes me calm.

Thank Fernanda O
Clemmons, North Carolina
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218 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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.

Thank Andrei S
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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.

Thank Angetbh
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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250 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jim C
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126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Not much more than some trees and paths in a few acres by the road on the main UNC campus. Don't compare it to Duke's garden as you will be very disappointed!

Thank BLP_9

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