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“Average arboretum”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #1 of 229 things to do in Dallas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was named "One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World" by Architectural Digest. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features with breathtaking floral displays. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festivals by Fodor's Travel. The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one. Open seven days a week and Wednesday nights until 8pm from March-October. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Dallas, Texas
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“Average arboretum”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

I think this place is overpriced if compared to other arboretums and botanic gardens. The only good time to visit is when tulips are in bloom from the end of March to the mid April.

Visited March 2011
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Dallas, Texas
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“The Crown Jewel of Dallas”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Amazing space, spend hours walking through gardens, dining at the cafe, and listening to live music during their concert season. This is the best spot in Dallas!

Visited October 2011
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294 reviews
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“the jewel of Dallas”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

We go here several times a year. It is a lovely and expansive garden. There are learning opportunities, nice views, and cool concerts in the spring and fall.

Visited November 2011
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“A Wonderful Garden”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

We found the arboretum a relaxing and educational family activity. We signed up for a year long family pass due to the quality of this venue. We particularly enjoyed the seasonal pumpkin exhibit.

Visited November 2011
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“One of the USA's Top Gardens”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

The Dallas Botanical Garden is one of probably the top 5 that I have been to in the US (see other reviews - Ive been to a bunch). The garden was large and very well-done. Lots of flowers in bloom, even in November. They had varied areas of gardens for both adults and children. The views of the lake and skyline are also really good.

We were there for their pumpkin garden (with a Cinderella theme) - this made the visit! They have done a tremendous job with this garden, and although temporary for the season, is a reason to visit by itself. Our son loved it, we got a ton of great photos, and it was a lot of fun. They even had a petting zoo (with a turkey, which it was nice given a few days before Thanksgiving). Wonderful first-rate garden exhibit!

Overall, worth the money. Easy to get to from Dallas with plenty of parking. Very safe area. Again, one of the best botanical gardens I have been to in the US!

Visited November 2011
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