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The Arboretum at Penn State

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Address: 336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
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Great spot for a stroll

We visit the arboretum pretty much every time we're in State College. It's a lovely spot to take a nice stroll and enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and water features. We... read more

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Plains, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit the arboretum pretty much every time we're in State College. It's a lovely spot to take a nice stroll and enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and water features. We visited over Easter weekend and the daffodils, tulips, and other spring flowers were breathtaking. Rumor has it that Penn State will soon be charging a fee to visit this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The arboretum is always evolving with new areas being added. It is quiet and beautiful. I enjoy seeing what has been added to the shrubbery beds, the children's garden is really cute, and the flower bed displays are ever changing throughout the seasons.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to take a quiet walk - near the stadium and law building. For freshman parents, it's near East Halls

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Central PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in town for a quite walk or to commune with the nature 😀 My personal favorite is the Lilly pond. Usually something in bloom once the temperature rises. Also the tulips in the spring are gorgeous.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your ever in Happy Valley and would like to see an amazing place dedicated to landscaping and serenity, then you must visit the Arboretum. The locals use it as a photo opportunity for pictures but also a place to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Beautiful water fountains, a little cave and signage for all the plants and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great kids area and plenty of area for them to run around. Adults can enjoy the other areas. There are nice paths in the woods behind the groomed area.

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Horseheads, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are beautiful in many seasons. A good place for a peaceful walk or to practice photography on the many plants and flowers.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very nice to walk around, I can see that in the spring it will be beautiful. If you have children, it is a wonderful place to take them, they have an area just for them

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Thank bsbrown1980
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The gardens are beautiful at every season. The Children's garden is interactive and magical! Be sure to look for special event like Music in the Gardens in early June with professional musicians in each garden room.

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Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I like to walk there, and our grandchildren love to go there when they visit us. It's educational and fun.

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