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“Winter is not prime time at the Arboretum”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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$48.00*
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Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #1 of 238 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
Chicago, Illinois
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“Winter is not prime time at the Arboretum”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I always love walking through botanical gardens and I enjoyed this one, but it's so sparse at this time of year, it seems like a lot of money to pay for what there is to see. I would've felt differently if they charge a reduced admission in the off-season or waived the $10 parking fee.

Visited February 2014
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“BEAUTIFUL”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you love flowers and plants you will love the Arboretum. There is something for everyone regardless of age.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The gardens are always beautiful and well maintained (better than any other garden I've seen in the US, England or Japan.) Even though the gardens are packed during the annual events, many people from Dallas don't know about it but should!

Visited November 2013
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Valletta, Malta
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“Great Place for a stroll”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great place for a stroll - I didn't think there was too much to see there, but it's still worth a visit if only for a walk around.

Visited January 2014
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“Best spot in dallas!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Best spot in dallas by far for nature lovers. Has a brand new childrens center with endless activities and learning games for all ages (including adults) bring your camera and spend the whole day exploring the entire place.

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