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The North Carolina Arboretum

2,531 Reviews

The North Carolina Arboretum

2,531 Reviews
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So this arboretum is pretty average. Nice staff and plenty of beautiful plants and flowers to look at during your visit. Lots of walking trails, too. But here's the thing...the parking fee, whether you just want to use the trails or picnic, is ridiculous. Maybe they are doing
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I love walking all the trails with friends and my dogs! There are also classes offered, but they are expensive. However, the classes would be a great couple's thing and enjoying the restaurant and grounds afterward would make a wonderful date.
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The NC Arboretum always has something in bloom and fun touring exhibits. Enjoy the flowers and learn about gardening, too. Great place to visit with family and friends. Get out and enjoy nature and the woods and trails.
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My wife and I caught up with a bird watching tour as it was about to begin. Even though we did not see much in the way of birds on our 2+ hour hike, we did learn a lot about the various trees and shrubs in the arboretum along the path. It was quite informative. The highlight,
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The North Carolina Arboretum offers a wonderful garden escape - with lots of room to roam, adventure and enjoy gardens, natural surroundings and even lunch at their cafe.
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