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“Great activity, excellent price- free!”

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Ranked #5 of 93 things to do in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 300-acre garden with a variety of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring.
Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was such a fun place. I went with my sister and her two kids and it was truly enjoyable for kids and adults. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I kept looking at all the different plants and was "wowed" over and over again. Great place!

Thank SuzetteMB
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

A great place to take-in some nature. There's special events held here all the time - I went to a wonderful bonsai show which featured a room-full of beautifully trained plants of all sizes, a teaching area where you could learn a little about the craft, and a market to get the right supplies to get you started.

Thank lidahasbrouck
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Have been going to both sites for years, love them both. Outstanding preservation efforts and some recent upgrades to the buildings at Matthaei ensure future enjoyment. Don't like the new parking fee at Matthaei, however. Off leash dogs at Nichols can be a bother but do take the time to hike all the trails at both places and enjoy being a million miles away from your troubles.

Thank KRKTravel
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

It was autumn and I wasn't really used to the weather so I guess our trip would be even more enjoyable if we visited during summer. Despite this, we still enjoyed going up and down the trails, occasionally taking pictures at the breath-taking views and visited the Huron river where we saw a bit of the wildlife. The peony garden was wilted and mayhaps everything would look a lot better during spring and summer when the flowers are out.

Thank PurpleEmber
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Your children can learn about many different types of plants and the appreciation of nature. As for the metered parking, some things are worth paying a little extra to assure the level of upkeep/maintenance happens to keep a beautiful educational place like this available for years to come. Also- go in February to shake those winter blues! Wednesday are generally free in the greenhouse

Thank W A
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