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Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great way to learn about local plants.

This is a wonderful place to learn about natural history and local flora, as well as the place... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Go and relax.

Good place to go and just relax. Took my 3 year old grandson, he had a blast and was nice to let... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
jacksonville, United States
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1445 Millcoe Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-6307
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is a wonderful place to learn about natural history and local flora, as well as the place pollinators play in the natural environment. Their butterfly festival is a GREAT thing for families with young families to attend, with numerous vendors, presenters, and activities for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Good place to go and just relax. Took my 3 year old grandson, he had a blast and was nice to let him run around without fear of cars. Some nice scenic spots for photos. Take a picnic and just enjoy the day.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

What a beautiful little hidden gem of a park! We stumbled on this park just passing through and it was so worth the stop! The kids loved walking through the beautiful trees and us parents really enjoyed ourselves as well. The scenery was serene and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

This is a great visit anytime. Walk around the lake or take a more strenuous hike across the marshland and into differing eco systems. I haven't seen all that many birds, but they are supposedly there, along with alligator in the lake. Beautifully maintained with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoJoGlynn
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Went here not expecting much but it was a lot nicer and larger than I thought it would be. There are several trails for walking that are well marked. At the entrance, where the parking lot is, there ar maps you can take with you....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

There are several trails, that the map at the front will guide you on size, steps for adults and children. There is plenty of parking, but one eco friendly out house. There is a water bottle fill fountain, as well as a fido fountain. Picnic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I love walking my dog, in this beautiful Garden of surprises..I do wish the keepers of this park, were a bit more friendly. It is big, but not tooo big, everytime I come, I walk a different path..Flowers , trees, always something different *popping* up

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Debe815
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We visited in January so of course nothing was blooming but we expected that. This is a forested area with a lake, wetlands, and creeks. They have walking trails that range from easy to difficult and from 800 feet to a mile. Some of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. We didn’t find a visitor center. A couple was releasing a turtle. This is how local species get decimated. No ranger around

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Starviagera
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is such a hidden gem. Love the trails and nature. Great place to search for painted rocks or let the kids burn off some steam. It's very shaded easily accessible and usually not too buggy.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Rosie H
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We personally found it to be safe.