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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 248 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
Reviewed February 2, 2013

it may be because I've been there in August, but it was HOT! Great place to visit though. The exhibition is wonderful not just for families or green thumbs but also to walk there and enjoy the beautiful various scenarios that the Arboretum offers. If you pass by Dallas just go there!

1  Thank teresa p
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Gorgeous grounds abound at this public garden, formerly two estates, located on White Rock Lake. Walking trails within, and a jogging trail without (i.e., around the lake), bring visitors to beautiful gardens, settings and vistas, and including wonderful pools, fountains and water features. Although each season offers a unique experience, my favorite is the fall's Pumpkin Village. No matter the season, there is something for every age-group to enjoy, and, of course, a fantastic gift shop!

Thank Cashester
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We went to the Chihuly exhibit in December. We did both the day and night viewings. It was remarkable and really enjoyed. However the garden's themselves were also breathtaking. They had beautiful streams, plantings, picnic areas, that would be great to enjoy on their own. Take a picnic and enjoy a colorful sight.

Thank okgirlscout
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great place to bring the family. My kids are 6 and 2. Make sure you don't miss the colonial village on the backside by the lake. The October event with the pumkins is great, they have thousands of pumpkins.

1  Thank kriv99
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have visited the Arboretum several times. You really should see it at different times of the year. Also the outdoor concerts are awesome. The Chihuly exhibit was really beautiful during the day & then lit up at night. Its a tranquil place to go during the week just to stroll & chill out.

Thank heyjudy51
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