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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

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Address: 780 University Blvd, MSC 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone Number: (540) 568-3194
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One of the hidden gems of the Harrisonburg area, literally across the street from the JMU campus. There are a variety of features, including a pond and rock paths, as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the hidden gems of the Harrisonburg area, literally across the street from the JMU campus. There are a variety of features, including a pond and rock paths, as well as numerous wooded paths. Definitely worth a visit on a nice day.

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This arboretum was well worth the trip. Pretty flowers, trees and wildlife. Nice walking path. There were also trails but we will wait until fall to enjoy those.

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We are glad you visited. Thanks for your review! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't large but quaint. Walked around the trails for something to do while the MEN FOLK went golfing for the morning.

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ArboretumGail, Guest Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

Hi Robin, We are glad you enjoyed a visit to the arboretum. By some garden standards, 125 acres is indeed little. But our over 3 miles of trails invite you back to explore more and further next time. Your review might even help some folks who might feel intimidated by a vast stretch of woodlands, to come and enjoy a... More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The arboretum is beautiful. If you want to sit and relax,listen to the beautiful birds,watch and feed the ducks,take a walk or jog,enjoy the beautiful flowers and trees -it's the place to go. Take a lunch with you and enjoy.

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ArboretumGail, Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We who work to care for the arboretum are always gratified when visitors and guests discover how lovely a woodland garden the arboretum is! Thank you for letting everyone know that you enjoyed visiting. We hope you'll return often. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Dog friendly and lots of little trails to take to see beautiful trees and wildlife. The flowers are gorgeous. Would have been nice to see labels on most things, but took pictures. Truly beautiful serene location.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

One of the best free things to do in Harrisonburg! When you enter the arboretum, you forget you're in the city. Any activity in the pond area will be a bit limited now (Spring 2016) due to construction. Great little escape for an hour or 2. Nice place to walk or run with wooded trails. Nature lovers & birdwatchers will... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We live a mile from this arboretum so go in it fairly often. We love the numerous hiking trails, amazing flowers that bloom through the seasons, the tagging identifiers so you know what you are looking at, the pond with ducks and turtles, strategically placed benches to rest in peaceful locations, etc. Wonderful place to relax in nature.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We love to go by the arboretum when we visit our son on campus. There are always lots of families and folks with their dogs which we all love to see and meet. Lots of activities, last time we were there they had a petting zoo. We also have made purchases from the gift shop, native plants or spring bulbs.... More 

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Grafton, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Easy trails well-suited for a family outing. A lovely stroll on the edge of the James Madison University campus.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

A beautiful place to take a walk! I can only imagine how gorgeous it will be once trees/plants start to bloom. Very well maintained. Definitely plan to go again!

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