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“Beautiful Place for Every Season”
Review of Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been going here since I was a child. We were in town last week and had to go by there. It was already showing signs of autumn coming on. There are beautiful trails to walk and unique trees and flowers to see. If you want to make it a quick trip, you can take the driving tour which we did. It was very peaceful and just as we were finishing, we saw some deer. Check out the calendar of events. They had a food truck gathering the night before we were there. Hate we missed it. :)

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful place to take a leisurely drive, walk, or jog. The lookout tower, Japenese gardens, cemetery, etc. are interesting. Several trails to walk and picnic tables. If you live in Licking County, gotta try it at least once per summer. Dawes routinely has other events as well. Live music sometimes. When Prom comes around, lots of high school kids go to Dawes to take their pictures.

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

A great place to picnic and enjoy the outdoors, the kids get excited to see the wildlife around the waters and the swamp areas. It is beautiful here and very clean.

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are in Licking County, like the outdoors or are looking for a nice drive, you must stop by the Dawes Arboretum. I have never seen a more interesting drive through experience. You don't have to get out of your car to enjoy lDawes but you will probably want to. Johnny Appleseed site, a cemetery and a enclosed bird watching area. Don't miss the colors in the fall. we walked behind the gift shop trails and smelled the Katsura trees they have heart shaped leaves and smell like, cotton candy or waffles cooking or maybe heaven. You can also climb the tower steps to see the hedge that spells DAWES. The staff is also awesome!

2  Thank jdgMom
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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.

2  Thank Paul S
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