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The Holden Arboretum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Canopy walk and Emergent tower

Stopped here for a few hours. They have a nice visitor center to help you navigate the park. We did... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Canton, Ohio
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Always Breathtaking

This place always exceeds our expectations for beauty and the ability to appreciate nature. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mentor, Ohio
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“canopy walk”(90 reviews)
The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies...more
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9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here for a few hours. They have a nice visitor center to help you navigate the park. We did the tower and canopy walk. The tower is a winding wooden staircase and it goes up to 120 feet. FYI the tower does sway. Large...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place always exceeds our expectations for beauty and the ability to appreciate nature. It is exceptionally well-maintained. Every time we go there we enjoy it a little bit more. A must for this area.

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I spent an afternoon at this beautiful Garden of Eden. The grounds are immaculate offering unending varieties of flowers, trees, unusual paths, ponds, and assorted woodland critters and waterfowl. The Emergent Tower was a challenging 200 step climb but so worth it...More

1  Thank jjudy4sons
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio is so beautiful feels like a garden of Eden . We just visited this gem and I can whole-heartedly recommend this to EVERYONE. It's a good place to visit with children both young and old; for families and singles...More

1  Thank SandiF85140
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We have been members of Holden for many years and recently enjoyed the walk up the Emergent Tower. I am afraid of heights, but was able to climb to one row below the very top of the tower to see the red stems (petioles) on...More

Thank RosaC1522NM
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

After 2 days in a car it was nice to find a place to get out and walk. It’s a very pretty area. The butterfly gardens were more bees than butterflies but that was ok. The gardens were still beautiful. I also did the tower,...More

Thank Tonya V
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This outside park offers everything from picturesque wildflowers to trees both hardwood and Evergreen, ponds, perennials and annuals. The hiking trails range from easy and moderate to slightly difficult. The Valley Trail is the most difficult as it is over 2 miles in length and...More

2  Thank 636jeff
Reviewed August 4, 2018

It's not just a place for peaceful walks and admiring beautiful flowers... there is something for adventure lovers as well!! If you're not afraid of the heights and you don't mind walking up there on a structure that's constantly swinging from side to side... check...More

2  Thank BuckeyeAdventures
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Numerous walking paths through beautiful gardens and ponds. For a extra fee you can and should climb the emergent tower and cross the Murch Canopy, both will give you breathtaking views high above the trees! The park is dog friendly but your furry friends are...More

2  Thank shells213
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The extra fee for the canopy walk and to venture to the top of the observation tower is well worth it. Allow enough time for a leisurely stroll around the grounds and a hike on the trails. One time there and you will go back.

1  Thank kbobk51
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June 24, 2017|
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Response from GiddyupBorzoi | Reviewed this property |
June, 2017 pricing: $10 (seniors 60+ $5 on Tuesdays) $4 Children 6-18 members & under 5 free Open until 8pm on Thursdays with after 5pm admission only $5 $4 to add combo tower & canopy walk Check website for discounts and... More
Denise J
September 18, 2016|
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Response from Cait A | Property representative |
202 steps to the top. There platforms allowing you to stop, rest and view the forest on your way up. New benches were just installed on some of the platforms, giving you a place to sit on the way up.
Ann L
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Sasha W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a picnic area at the visitors' center.