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“Worth the time and money”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 239 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Paragould, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth the time and money”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Great for taking family photos beautiful landscape. A lot of wow factor with the glass artwork. $15 entry fee and I highly suggest taking the shuttle ride. It's free and the shuttle buses are nice plus you can enjoy the scenic ride. Take a picnic basket if possible food is pretty expensive.

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Loveland, Colorado
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“Top notch”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

50,000 pumpkins!! Beautiful day! Our kids could run and shout and we could turn them loose. Perfect day.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Worth going several times per year”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

the Arboretum is beautiful year-round and there is always some cool event going on there. From summer concerts to 10k/20k run races, Chihuly glass art, holiday tea, etc. It is a great way to spend the day with friends and family.

Visited June 2012
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baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice but small”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife loves gardening and all types of plants, so when we went to Dallas, this was a must see. We definitely enjoyed it, but we were expecting something larger. If our expectations based on other people's reviews hadn't been so high, we probably would have enjoyed it more

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Chihuly glassworks need CLEANING!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Went to the Arboretum to see the Chihuly glassworks. I guess when the held the exhibit over, they stopped maintaining them. Many of the works were dirty and dusty, and many had cobwebs on them, some entire webs. They can't hose these things down once in a while? It was shameful, especially since it's a national tour and it's $20 a head. Also, their map stinks. We tried to find all the Chihuly works, then concluded we must have seen them all. But we missed four installations because the map was confusing and because simple signage indicating where to go were non-existent. Attention, Arboretum management: The myriad paths are not named, and in the dark are hard to see, so how about next time you do a night exhibit, you consider some simple signage? Summation: The Chihuly works are amazing, but the presentation was sloppy.

Visited November 2012
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