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Hayes Arboretum

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801 Elks Rd, Richmond, IN 47374-2526
+1 765-962-3745
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Educational and beautiful at the same time.

Hayes Arboretum is a wonderful place to reflect on nature, whether driving or hiking through the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richmond, Indiana
Fall colors abound

Fall is the most beautiful time to visit... Wait UNLESS you can drive through after a heavy wet... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jackson, Wyoming
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“nature center” (7 reviews)
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“auto tour” (2 reviews)
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801 Elks Rd, Richmond, IN 47374-2526
+1 765-962-3745
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hayes Arboretum is a wonderful place to reflect on nature, whether driving or hiking through the grounds. The classes that they have are educational and the summer programs were a hit with our sons and now our grandchildren. Highly recommend them!

Thank JLM47374
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fall is the most beautiful time to visit... Wait UNLESS you can drive through after a heavy wet snow....Well kept area...

Thank DLewis_10
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a fairly sizable and FREE arboretum off a busy highway. It is Serene and open to hikers and dirt bikes. There is lots of wildlife just park your car and get started

Thank megafrugola
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A beautiful treasure hidden in a good sized city. It is beautifully wooded park. It has great trails got walking. The most peaceful place in Richmond. Wonderful for a walk, jog, or just some relaxation.

Thank jennifer l
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This beautiful gem is nestled in the heart of Richmond and provides a quiet place to get away from it all. Quiet walks, the nature center or events like Witches in the Woods ensure there will be something fun for the whole family.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have taken our 2 young sons to the arboretum several times & the grounds itself is a great place to educate & discover, however we took them tonight to their annual event Witches in the Woods and it's a complete waste of time and...More

1  Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Hayes Arboretum wouldn't be worth driving across the country to see, but for us in Cincinnati, it was a pleasant day trip, about 70 miles each way. On October 15, 2016, the autumn leaves were just starting to turn, although the most remarkable things...More

1  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is an (almost) hidden gem in our city, and we are so lucky to have it. It's wonderful to witness our world how it looked before mankind started cutting all the trees down and taking over. There is a wonderful auto tour you can...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

There is several hiking trails and car trail to observe nature in the woods. The car trail does charge a small fee. Enjoy just setting and watching the birds.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Come here to see many native tree species you might not see other places. There is a building with children's discovery features and many trails to walk on.

Thank William B
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