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“Hike year round”

The North Carolina Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 194 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
Reviewed February 22, 2014

I was a member and took my dog hiking on the trails year round. Beautiful plants and flowers when in season. I really enjoy this place.

Thank hppyadv
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Do not miss the Bonsai exhibition - very impressive and inspirational - I want to try to do this now!

Thank laurelhill62
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

awesome bonsai exhibit much more to see there on walking trails as well. right off the blue ridge pwky. which makes for a great drive after to some very close overlooks of the mountains.

Thank Flatraveler81
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I went with a girlfriend in late August and just loved it. You learn ALOT. It is easy to get to and just gorgeous.

1  Thank Julie L
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stopped by to show the kids the Holly Garden which is dedicated to their grandparents. They enjoyed looking at all the Lego displays. Yes most of it is closed up in the winter but it is still a lovely place to walk around and to look at all the art displays.
Didn't mind the parking fee, since this place need the money to keep it maintained.
We are planning a return trip in the summer.
There is a small restaurant, but it also closed in the off season.

1  Thank Abycats
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