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“Nice place on a hot day”

Arboretum (Experimental Farm)
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$72.49*
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Ottawa Highlights 3 Hour Bike Tour
Ranked #24 of 291 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Arboretum is across the road from Experimentall flower gardens. I hate to admit to a bit of ignorance!!! My wife and I walked across the street and wandered around this parkland setting looking for the arboretum building. Only after reading a few signs on trees did we realize that the whole area was the arboretum!!!
There are at least 2 parking areas. One of the parking lots overlooks Dow Lake. This is a nice quiet, cool place to wander around on a hot summer day

1  Thank Joe_Ursano
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went for a fieldtrip with the daycare and we had a wonderful time.

My only complaint is that it is very government style so there is not a lot of hands on for the children and it is not very interactive. It still made for a great day but it would be expensive for a family of 4 to attend.

Thank Zookid44
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We walked through the park areas and enjoyed the patches of different plants. Would definitely go back again to check out more of it!

Thank fmnsocial
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Unless you been to a real farm: It's ok there. If you want to see animals like they are on a farm (minus the beat downs) it's good. The cows don't do tricks and there is no house racing. A big negative is that they now charge for parking which sucks. If the parking lot wasn't horrible it would make sense but it makes the visit cost more. Family of 4 costs you around 25 bucks plus parking. They is a play structure there but it's not that great.

Thank James H
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Lovely flowers and interesting things to see but more beautiful and bountiful in almost any arboretum outside Ontario. Fairly simplistic.

Thank cmelanie
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