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“Always a treat!”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #1 of 231 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 rated in 2015 by Fodor's Travel as one of America's Best Spring Flower Festivals. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and breathtaking colors at every turn. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 65,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festival in 2014 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. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
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“Always a treat!”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

visited Arboretum many times for exhibits and concerts. It is a beautiful place to visit if you enjoy walking and taking in the scenery.

Visited July 2011
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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
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“Nice displays and picnic place”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Love to go here for a picnic in cooler weather. Missed Dallas Blooms this year due to travel but we try not to miss that annual event. Nice color during the rest of the year. Mostly regimenetd gardens with some more relaxed woodland type walks. Bring a picnic as this is a lovely place to plop on the grass and enjoy the views of Whiterock Lake as well as the gardens.

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“Great photo opportunities even if you aren't into gardens, relaxing.”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

When you view the various gardens from different angles it's all new. Come to think of it, I should visit this week while many blooms are at peak.

Visited July 2011
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Dallas, Texas
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“Love it”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

One of my favorite places in Dallas, we love to go here in the spring when everything is in bloom and the weather is nice. The view of White Rock lake drains away the stress of everyday life. This is day-destination so relax and enjoy.

Visited April 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Garden of Eden”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

I fell in love with this garden at first sight and I became a member right away. Especially now, in springtime it's full of blossoms, it's almost surreal. If I were living in Dallas when I was getting married, this would definitely be our wedding venue.

Visited March 2012
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