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“Great walk...lots of history here, and flowers too!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Arcadia
Certificate of Excellence
Illinois US
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183 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great walk...lots of history here, and flowers too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a great place to take a nice walk. The gardens are well kept and diverse. There are reciprocal benefits with many major US gardens, so if you're a member of another garden you might get in free. Parking is free.

Visited February 2014
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La Mirada, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Impressive ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

You do not realize how large this place is until you take the tram ride in the afternoon. Took the grandkids and they loved it. The peacocks smelled crackers and followed us around. The trees and plant are marked and each set of gardens are from a different part of the world. The "Fantasy Island" house was a highlight. Fully decorated inside. Great way to spend half a day getting exercise and being in nature in the middle of the suburbs.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beauty in the middle of Arcadia, CA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

I visit this place every time I visit my uncle who lives in the area. Each visit, there is something different to see. I love the blooming cacti and the fragrant jasmines everywhere. This place is idea for the plant and bird lover. There were birds weaving in and out of the trees and cacti. I could recognize only a handful of birds. Of course there were the beautiful peacocks everywhere! The weather was just perfect, around 78 degrees with lots of sun. Perfect for taking photos of the vegetation. I posted quite a few on FB to the amazement of family and friends. Might I say, they were jealous!! You can never get too much "nature" which helps to lift the spirits! There is also a nice gift shop if you're looking for something different and special to give as gifts. I will keep coming back as long as this place continues to exist! Great place to visit with children and elderly folks. Make sure you bring water, though water fountains were strategically placed. It also doesn't hurt to have some snacks if you are planning to stay for a few hours. Since there was lots of sun in January, I would also recommend a hat for sun protection.

Visited January 2014
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The ideal break.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

If you can subtly scuttle the usual stuff like museums of art and science, particularly when in the company of sub teens, you may definitely want to take a drive to this exotic venue and get your fill of nature in the most serene of environments. Even the peacocks accept you for what you are, so long as you let them be what they are.

Extremely well planned and maintained, this is both a great learning experience and plenty of fun for persons of all ages.

Visited December 2013
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Pasadena, CA
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“Lovely place to stroll or to power walk!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The L.A. Arboretum is such a treasure. It is divided into different "habitats" for the wide variety of plants. One of my favorite places to go is the building with the orchids - fabulous blooms! We discovered a beautiful waterfall in one area which is a great picture taking opportunity. There are beautiful peacocks roaming the grounds. The "Peacock Cafe" lives up to it's name with peacocks relaxing in various parts of the outside patio. While there, stop and enjoy a cup of China Mist tea and take in the surroundings. We went to the Queen Ann's Cottage for one of the rare tours at Christmastime and it was enchanting. Put on your walking shoes and make a point of visiting this fabulous place.

Visited December 2013
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