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The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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For a trip outside of Cleveland when the weather is nice, you cannot top this for a day outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Holden Arboretum

Holden Arboretum is a natural park in Kirtland nearer to Cleveland city. There is so much to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; the 20-acre Layer Rhododendron Garden and the 4.5 acre Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden; and collections of lilacs, viburnums, crabapples and conifers. The Arboretum includes the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower, which are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Guided walking tours of the grounds are available from April through May, and tram tours are available May through October. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes in January and February, weather permitting.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a trip outside of Cleveland when the weather is nice, you cannot top this for a day outside; walking trails, a canopy walk, a 12 story tower you walk up with views of Lake Erie are just part of what you are missing if...More

Thank John0629
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holden Arboretum is a natural park in Kirtland nearer to Cleveland city. There is so much to explore through Holden fields, forests and around the ponds. One can view bautiful tree specimen , landscape plants etc. Hedge, lilac collections are also there. Variety of Rhododendron,azaleas...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting Holden, any time of year, but Fall is my favorite. Gorgeous color in the trees! And don't miss the Emergent Tower- it's quite a climb up the stairs, but you'll be rewarded at the top with stunning views of the landscape and Lake...More

Thank JaniceL73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday. It can get really crowded so the earlier the better. The areas are well maintained, several trails to walk around, gardens and ponds everywhere and the Canopy Walk and Tower. We had to pay to get into the park plus...More

Thank summerfun57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful location is the nature lover's retreat. The grounds are adorned with fragrant and attractive flowers and accented with wooden bridges and rooks. The trails are easy and all connect. For those not fearful of heights, the Canopy Walk and the Emergent Tower are...More

Thank Christenthia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the top of emergent tower is breathtaking. In a clear day, you can see as far as 10 miles. The canopy walk however is a so so only, it is not as high as I thought. It was just a small loop...More

Thank Wai C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holden Arboretum is a place of peace and beauty. In addition to the walking paths through beautiful landscapes, for a nominal extra fee you can enjoy a canopy walk that allows you to be among the treetops and an emergent tower that affords great views...More

Thank GiddyupBorzoi
Reviewed 22 May 2017

we all dream of this place and it so close a place to find peace and breathe the fresh air and a place of serenity

Thank 136franciss
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I buy a season pass every year. Love it here!! The canopy walk, emergent tower & kids mini zip are all amazing!! The flowers in spring are unreal. The time & effort they take to make it look like that is awesome!!

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Now that wintry blasts are past (hopefully!), you can enjoy the greening landscape from the tower and canopy walk. Of course, Holden is much more than those two features and you definitely should include time to walk through at least some of the gardens. If...More

Thank WHMeg
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What is price of admission?
24 June 2017|
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Response from GiddyupBorzoi | Reviewed this property |
June, 2017 pricing: $10 (seniors 60+ $5 on Tuesdays) $4 Children 6-18 members & under 5 free Open until 8pm on Thursdays with after 5pm admission only $5 $4 to add combo tower & canopy walk Check website for discounts and... More
Denise J
How many stairs to get to the tower and are they steep for those who walk with a cane and have to go up stairs slow.
18 September 2016|
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Response from flbirdman | Reviewed this property |
Many stairs. I do not know how many but my guess is well over hundred. The closer to the top, the Stars get narrow. Think it would be very difficult for someone with a cane.
Ann L
Can you picnic at the Arboretum
4 September 2016|
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Response from Sasha W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a picnic area at the visitors' center.