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“Good place for a leisurely walk”

The North Carolina Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 192 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good place for a leisurely walk”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very well kept up. Trees and flowers and bonsais. A nice place to take in some nature. Admission is only $8 per car. Plan on at least a couple of hours if you like green stuff.

Visited August 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“AWESOME! GREAT FOR FAMILY!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I love the North Carolina Arboretum! The beauty of the locations and flowers is outstanding. The price is only $8 a car!!!! Their are a lot of walking trails, café, and various exhibits going on all the time. It's very serene and a great escape from everything. I'm looking forward to going back for the Lego Exhibit coming in late Oct throughout Nov.

Visited March 2013
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Archdale, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pretty”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was nice, but not really much to see. They had a few exhibits displayed that centered around children and their artwork. We were able to walk around and see some beautiful trees and observe some super cute squirrels!

Visited August 2013
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bonsai Gardens”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Arboretum has a great bonsai garden. Some of the plants go insides during the winter so it's best to visit the bonsais in the summer.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“It's easy to spend a whole day enjoying this place.”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

There is so much to see here and so many trails that you could easily spend all day enjoying it. Plenty of great places for taking photos. Trails are nice and wooded so it's pleasant even in warm weather. Go to the visitor center and Bonsai display first as they close at 5pm. The rest of the park is open until 9pm and you will find walking and bike trails to keep you busy the entire day. Parking is plentiful.

Visited July 2013
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