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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

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Nice drive

Saw some horses. Nice drive thru wooded areas. Ponds. You can walk also. Very pretty rustic. Narrow... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Steinhatchee, Florida
Nice nature spot.

Good place to hang out with your dog while waiting for hotel check in times. Flat walking trails... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Atkins, Virginia
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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center offers 317 acres of scenic splendor, outdoor recreation, botanical and wildlife exhibits, and more. Just five miles from downtown Chattanooga, we are family-friendly and dog-friendly. Hike, ride your...more
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400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-1807
+1 423-821-1160
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

This has been a near and dear place for myself and my family for years. While yes you can drive through it, the real enjoyment comes from a nice stroll around the grounds looking at all the labeled plants and trees and just enjoying nature.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Circlingthebucket
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Living in Chattanooga all of my life, I've been to the Nature Center on numerous occasions. I love the walking trails and reptile displays the most! This place is so special to me that I actually proposed to my wife in one of the fields...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank smokey30725
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Saw some horses. Nice drive thru wooded areas. Ponds. You can walk also. Very pretty rustic. Narrow driving

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Explore09876
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Good place to hang out with your dog while waiting for hotel check in times. Flat walking trails with a lot of beautiful nature to look at. Dog friendly as well. They need to have poop bags available though. Could also bike the trails if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jerry_Rita
Reviewed September 22, 2018

What a fantastic landscape at the bottom of Lookout Mountain. Great if you want to spend some relaxing time in a low-intensity landscape where you can roam free. The small patches of garden are great. It's fun to see the array of regional plants that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CalebM206
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Beautiful scenery. You can and will spend hours just marveling at Gods creation You will be amazed at the country side.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jon M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

It was a good way to be in the woods and to watch some wild life. We drove the whole area in our car stopping at various spots.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joseph U
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is a treasure. It is just outside Chattanooga and has some beautiful trails to walk or hike.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank no1jeanie
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I should start by saying that a membership in the American Horticultural Society compels me to check out every arboretum and botanical garden wherever I travel, so I’ve seen many. This one in Chattanooga is good, but not great. I would characterize the tree house...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jim L
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My family and I enjoyed the arboratum and nature center tremendously. We love supporting organizations like this, the folks there are super as well. Definitely recommend! If you love nature and wildlife you will love this place. We especially liked the "bamboo forest."

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ron B
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November 5, 2018|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
There are opportunities for both driving and hiking. The driving route (one-way) is the primary loop road, and there a few places to park and get out of the car to see things. When I was there, I didn't have a car, so... More
June 20, 2015|
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Response from drmillerlg | Reviewed this property |
What was one called the Chattanooga Nature Center is now fully merged into Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. The day rate for adults is $10 for adults if you come often it is far better to get a membership for... More