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The North Carolina Arboretum

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Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
Phone Number: 828-665-2492
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Established in 1986, this area is over 425 acres and home to thousands of...

Established in 1986, this area is over 425 acres and home to thousands of flowers, plants and trees.

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Good workout walking the trails. We liked the cafe as well. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the bonsai garden/walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good workout walking the trails. We liked the cafe as well. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the bonsai garden/walk.

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Thank Mike W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several trails to choose from. Great bonsai exhibit. There are three trails, easy, moderate and expert. We took the moderate. I think that their trails could be laid out a bit better...it was confusing in places. Instead of the 1.2 miles, we ended up at 3.5. We were also blessed with an encounter of a large doe. It is dog... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a late September afternoon here enjoying the outstanding gardens of flowers, native plants and bonsai gardens. This is a great place to explore and learn. The mechanized insect gallery is a great place for young and old to explore as is the on site gift shop. Go and enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The arboretum offers beautiful gardens, views of the mountains, great trails for easy hiking, sculptures and education. It is $12 for a day entry per car but we felt that we got our money's worth. Bring your camera because the opportunities for nature photography abound. They have amenities like restrooms, vending machines for drinks and a gift shop. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there with the two grandsons age 5 & 8. Good place for them to burn off some of that extra energy. In the main area are lots of interesting lego statues which they really enjoyed discovering

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know if I had the wrong expectations. But there was not really much to see. We just toured the gardens. It was pretty but not much flowering. It seems like there are good options for hiking and walking trails.

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Draper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited to see the bonsai trees but that section wasn't open yet for the season. We still enjoyed looking at the rest of the arboretum and had wonderful spring weather to enjoy just walking around. The quilt of flowers was my favorite part and was told it changes with the seasons. Very quiet, relaxing and beautiful!

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Thank Meredith M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great visit; a little expensive, but worth it. Plan to return and bring friends. I enjoyed the variety of plants.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They advertise that they are open until 8pm; however only the outside areas are open which is great for bicyclists, but wanted to see exhibits and education center which were closed at 5, although we were not charged a penny because we entered after 4pm, and that was great, we couldn't use restroom either.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed this lovely arboretum. It is set up well and the change of season is well planted. The mums were very nice. The botanical greenhouse gave a lush burst of color you expect. The Lego sculptures were the real draw for us. Our 7 year old very much appreciated them. It was a way to experience an otherwise... More 

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