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Fullerton Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Fullerton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 26 acres of beautiful gardens, the Fullerton Arboretum offers plant and produce sales four days a week, weekly cooking, fitness, and botany classes; and more!
Cerritos, California
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

What a wonderful arboretum! Free admission and free parking, but they appreciate donations. The arboretum has numerous small trails (40+), ponds, bird life, the 1894 Clark home (Fullerton’s pioneering physician) and of course numerous gardens: children’s garden, rare fruits, herb, conifers, palms, deciduous forest, chaparral, Channel Islands, opunta, agave and the “living fossils.”. The arboretum has a small nature center for the children to touch and explore. Also, a museum (closed when we were there) and a potting shed where plants are sold from their cuttings. There are many small trails that almost always loop to the main trail. My children 6 and 2 had a great time exploring and walking. I think most people can cover the whole arboretum in 2-3 hrs. We will certainly return!

Visited February 2013
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California
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A sanctuary in urban SoCal”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This very well designed arboretum is a peaceful sanctuary surrounded by millions of people. Built before the sprawl of SoCal ate up most of the open land it is a very beautiful place. They offer classes and annual holiday events adding to the conservation history and community feel of Fullerton.

Visited October 2012
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mira loma
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Love the lttlel trails! Perfect place to take the younger ones! Used to come here as a child myself!

Visited January 2013
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Orange, California, United States
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148 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Peaceful place”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is a very nice place to walk and a peaceful surrounding. There are sections for different environments such as rain forest, desert, pines, etc, and good place to see birds. The nursery has great plants for sale - the place is associated with Cal State Fullerton and they also offer great workshops, events. Very pretty environment.

Visited November 2012
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Hubbard, Oregon
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A pleasant afternoon stroll”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

walk amongst trees, shrubs and flower and produce gardens. Visit a 19th century preserved home. A good way to spent a weekend afternoon. parking and admittance were free (donations accepted).

Visited August 2012
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