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The Arboretum at Penn State

336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
+1 814-865-9118
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Wonderful Quiet Escape to Visit While Visiting PSU

Here is a great little escape to check out while visiting Penn State (University Park) campus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tanya L
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State College, Pennsylvania
Plants Everywhere

What a great place to walk around and see all the gardens that have been created. It was great to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
summergirl028
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Estero, Florida
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336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is a great little escape to check out while visiting Penn State (University Park) campus. It's very close to north end of campus and offers a little respite from the hustle and bustle of town. There's a small parking lot which offers free parking;...More

Thank Tanya L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to walk around and see all the gardens that have been created. It was great to see what has been done here. You can spend hours here if you love the outdoors and plant material.

Thank summergirl028
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice, even in the fall, when most of the flowers have died. Look forward to going again one day in a different season.

Thank LoveToTravelWhenICan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful grounds, excellent way to get a relaxing walk and enjoy gorgeous surroundings! You do not need a psu parking permit to park! Free passes at the office for parking.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wishI had taken more pictures of our most recent visit during Parents & Families Weekend. The Fall displays were just gorgeous, and, even in mid- October, there was plenty to see, even bats in the man-made cavern. Various musical instruments had been added to...More

Thank Jeremy A
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful nice quiet place for a stroll. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful special spots throughout. We especially likes the map in the one area showing the drainage areas in the valleys and the countryside.

Thank Astroprof99
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Arboretum pumpkin fest was fantastic. Free parking with traffic director people. Music, food tents and pumpkins,pumpkins and more pumpkins! Great displays everywhere. Children's Garden is the best fun ever.

Thank pennstatetraveler
Reviewed 10 October 2017

In some ways it is difficult to believe that this place did not exist when I lived here. Those responsible for its creation deserve great credit. It is worth a visit whenever you are in town. The trees are growing quickly and the gardens always...More

Thank carbonic2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017

we arrived on a clear sunny mid morning with some friends...The young kids (3 and 5 years) had fun exploring the children garden by climbing on the bison, rocks , centipede and playing with musical instruments.....Overall, a good place to spend 1.5 hours and it...More

Thank cubano40
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We love to visit in every season to see the beautiful gardens which include a children’s garden. Nice walking paths and includes some water features. Looking forward to their upcoming pumpkin carvings on display.

Thank DonnaPaFL
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Whitney K
1 April 2017|
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Response from Emma T | Reviewed this property |
It is also a great venue for a summer wedding! I attended one last year and it was beautiful.
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Linda T
13 September 2015|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very nice restrooms on site in the pavilion.
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S D
7 July 2015|
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Response from 1947Carlo | Reviewed this property |
No. I suspect service dogs are, but pets are not.
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