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The North Carolina Arboretum

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Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
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+1 828-665-2492
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The...

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.

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Visit the arboretum, go in the spring, go during summer, go see the lights in the winter, plan your wedding there and then invite me. This is a great place to take family, elderly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit the arboretum, go in the spring, go during summer, go see the lights in the winter, plan your wedding there and then invite me. This is a great place to take family, elderly and children, plenty of shade and places to sit.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful natural setting anytime of year. It is cold in November but bundle up and you will be fine. Hot chocolate is only a few steps away. DW

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and paths to stroll down. Their exhibits are also very educational for the young and old. Nice gift shop and very friendly staff. They only change by the car load which makes it very affordable. Just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, if ever in Asheville, NC, worth the visit here.

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Denver, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most gorgeous gardens, trails and exhibits. This is a must see! Individuals and families have memberships here so that they may visit and walk among the tranquility. The staff is outstanding with many volunteers participating. So relaxing. The Bonsai exhib is fantastic.

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Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hiking and bike trails through woods settings make for a relaxing and fun way to stay fit & healthy.

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Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for walking around. There are many trails to try. There are various indoor exhibits. The Winter Lights show is not to be missed.

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place took our money without telling us that almost everything was closed til April! Would not recommend! Cost $12 just to go to there gift shop as nothing else was open!

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends for a walk and to see my favourite exhibit...the bonsai. Lots of places to just rest and take in the outdoors!! Love it here!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Altho it was Jan. It was fun to walk around. GPS and brown highway sign brought us to wrong gate, great bargains in the gift shop. Lots of volunteers and staff working on the grounds.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The arboretum is a beautiful place to reconnect with nature and yourself. The gardens are unique and each offers something surprising: like quilts, how about a lovely quilt of flowers; like bonsai, the plants are a wonder to see; like your Thoreau time in the woods,go!;like the cooler weather, there's 'cool' things for the winter season too. Look up their... More 

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