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“Such A Lovely Place!”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #1 of 238 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 young children, Activities for older children
Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Such A Lovely Place!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have gone to the arboretum a few times and I love it! This is a great plac for all ages to take in the scenery and be outdoors. If you want family pictures, the place has the best backgrounds. You can go and relax, enjoy the restaurant or bring a picnic.

Visited September 2012
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This place is breathtaking. We live in Dallas and feel so fortunate to have this beautiful place in our city. The Chihuly exhibit is amazing. The park can get very crowded, especially on a Saturday morning during tulip season around 10:30 AM! But you can usually find a quiet spot to take it all in.

Visited May 2012
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Richardson, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2012

The arboretum is just beautiful. I don't have the words to describe how beautiful. I live in the area and go several times a year. They change up the gardens and displays as the seasons change so there is always some new and different to see.

During the summer and fall they have concerts in the Arboretum on Tuesday and Thursday nights that are a blast. You can bring in your own picnic basket of food and drink (yes, adult beverages allowed), and sit on the hillside overlooking the lake to watch the show and sunset....very fun...

I got my first kiss from my girlfriend on our second date at the Arboretum, and now we're married....

Go and enjoy...

Visited July 2012
1 Thank AFL95
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The best arboretum in the country”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

My family and I recently visited the Dallas Arboretum and were blown away! The fall pumpkins are out and there is Chohuly blown glass art throughout the entire place.

This is definitely worth the time and money.

2 Thank Matt V
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Chihuly Makes the Visit Spectacular”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Glass exhibit by Chihuly is so wonderful. This time of year the Pumpkin Scenery is getting done, and the arboretum is ALWAYS a treat.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Jack R
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