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WVU Core Arboretum

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Address: Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
Phone Number: 3042930387
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Quiet Relaxation

You don't have to be a tree hugger to love this area. If you're looking for a quiet spot to take a walk or just sit and think, this place provides you with that opportunity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jim M
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You don't have to be a tree hugger to love this area. If you're looking for a quiet spot to take a walk or just sit and think, this place provides you with that opportunity. It's right along the river in downtown Morgantown. When you are there, it's difficult to remember you are in an urban area. Access to this... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best quiet part of WVU. This very hilly natural area near the river is a great place to walk alone with your dog or with friends. It is a peaceful haven in a busy university town. Enjoy so the university will not be able to build on it and develop it into new buildings!

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time walking the quiet pathway with my young son. We had to wait for my daughter to finish her music lesson. Just a hop away from the WVU art center and good crosswalk. I was impressed by how good the forest was taken care of and the trail blazers were fresh and easily visible. Also there... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Please get here and soak in this tranquil place before they take paradise and put up a parking lot. Lots of things to see here, trees, plant, birds all while breathing the fresh air of WV.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The cicada are on the perimeter of the arboretum until late June 2016. As a science teacher they are very interesting little creatures. The arboretum offers those that enjoy nature trees, plants, flowers, cliffs in a peaceful setting in the heart of Morgantown. It is accessible by bus and it offers some quiet time away from the noise of the... More 

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Thank Mary D
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Wonderful collection of trees, plants and shrubs but, for the next two weeks, if you want to really experience the 17-year cicadas in Morgantown (which folks who live there probably have already had enough of), this is the place to visit. Swarming with cicada with deafening buzz. Good visit.

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Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We didn't have time to explore all the grounds and trails, but thoroughly appreciated the chance to stretch our legs in nature. Saw lots of wildflowers, including red trillium. Warning: trails can be muddy.

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wv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Not much here just a bunch of trees and plaques telling about the different trees here.I stopped to grab the geocaches that were hidden in the arboretum

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Marion
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410 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife suggested that we stop here to take a break on a long drive home,and she made a great choice. If there is not an event at the WVU coliseum, park in that lot instead of the small arboretum lot. That way you will have a traffic light when you exit to give you a fighting chance against all... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The Arboretum is nothing more than a free park but the trails are great and some of the trees in the park are quite unique. There is a lot of elevation change here.

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