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“First time here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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Marion, Ohio
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“First time here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Always wanted to visit and finally did. The grounds are in decent shape and the Visitors Center was very nice. There's lots to see either with a leisurely drive on a well-marked auto tour, or there are several trails to walk. Almost every tree or shrub is identified with a marker.

Visited July 2014
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Delaware, Ohio
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252 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dawes features beautiful flower gardens, driving tours, walking tours or some extended hiking. Overall it is just one really terrific gem that you should experience if you are able.

We visited yesterday and enjoyed ourselves immensely. We had visited a couple of years ago and enjoyed several features that unfortunately have recently been closed for renovation or upgrade - such as at least two trails and the Japanese Garden. Even with these not being available, we enjoyed the observation tower, the flowers, the birds, the lake and especially the Cypress Swamp.

There is no cost. You can spend a few minutes to several hours enjoying Dawes - depending on your schedule. If you can't fit it all in, likely you'll want to go back.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Thom P
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Gahanna, Ohio
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118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you enjoy the out-of-doors and beautiful scenery, this is a place to visit. On grounds, you can walk several trails or drive the car loop, both will be beautiful, serene, and enjoyable. You will also find an observation tower overlooking the landscape, various picnic areas, a special trail for children, and a visitor center. The visitor center closes at 5pm, but the park is open until dusk and is free.

Visited July 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. There are many types of plants, flowers and trees to view and enjoy. One can walk on foot or drive the car through this amazing arboretum. The observation deck was a favorite with scenic views of the area. It is a nice place to enjoy a quiet morning or afternoon. Take along a picnic basket!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Teresa N
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome stop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Great place for kids to run around and not too far from the interstate. Beautiful area and FREE (donations accepted). Great stop!

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