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Dawes Arboretum

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Address: 7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH 43056-9772
Phone Number: +1 740-323-2355
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Dawes Arboretium

My favorite park! You can walk, hike, or drive thru the park. Historical landmarks. Great Staff. Offer several family events, low to be no costs. Nice picnic areas. Free entrance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marsha D
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Newark, Ohio
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Hebron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit in the spring as the flowers are blooming and in the fall as the leaves are turning colors. Has huge walking trail and also driving road around the grounds.

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Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite park! You can walk, hike, or drive thru the park. Historical landmarks. Great Staff. Offer several family events, low to be no costs. Nice picnic areas. Free entrance.

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Thank Marsha D
Lithopolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had fun exploring the paths at Dawes. Since we have had a mild fall, we saw annuals and roses still in bloom. The beauty of trees, shrubs, flowers were beautiful. Check out the observation tower. We discovered there were paths on the other side of 13 (?) when we left so there are plenty of walking... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my family on a sunny fall day. There are plenty of hiking trails with beautiful settings. A lot of the plants were identified for you. There is also a driving area for sight seers. The map was a little hard to follow and some of the walking was on the road so a little hazardous. Over all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Easy day trip, very easy trail. Beautiful trees during autumn . Visit Japanese garden and observation tower for an amazing view.

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Thank igor1313
Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dawes Arboretum provides a little bit of everything for people that want to find some serenity in nature. If you have some knowledge of trees, shrubs, and flowers then this is right up your alley. If you are not an expert, it is great to just enjoy the walk or ride. The Japanese garden area is a must see

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Thank BobNey2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

we took the moto tour and a hike through the land. it was beautiful. I have been here a few times and i have yet to explore the entire park. it is lovely.

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Thank Melissa T
Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I visit my Sister once a year and we always go to Dawes. It is beautiful anytime of year but my favorite is in the Fall. The colors are stunning and if you go, ask where the Katsura trees are. They smell like cotton candy in the late Summer and Fall. Do not miss them! They have a bird viewing... More 

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Thank Lynne H
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Just BEAUTIFUL! You can drive through, walk, or both. Hidden Gem! Great kinesthetic garden for children having sensory needs. We enjoyed it, too. Very jid friendly. We will be back!

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Thank 1ThePenguinLady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to visit as it changes with the seasons. It is like a treasure hunt every time you visit you never know what you will discover. They have trees galore, an oriental garden, the family mansion and burial grounds, the learning center, a gift shop and more. One of my favorites is the automobile... More 

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