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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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Hidden gem

Stumbled upon the arboretum while on a bike ride. They have bike stands & spot for bike rental... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
greenvegeez
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Denver, Colorado
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Nice stop

The Arboretum is clearly well tended. All the plants/flowers are beautiful. Each place you look... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan P
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“lily pond” (11 reviews)
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336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
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+1 814-865-9118
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"children's garden"
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"plants and flowers"
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"lily pond"
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"sun dial"
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"water features"
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"penn state"
in 64 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 7 reviews
"full bloom"
in 7 reviews
"pumpkin festival"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful place"
in 11 reviews
"year round"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
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"on display"
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"no charge"
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"psu campus"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon the arboretum while on a bike ride. They have bike stands & spot for bike rental holds. Many “garden rooms” to explore. Interesting & well labeled plantings throughout. Lovely sculptures are included throughout. If you have kids- don’t miss the children’s garden! Lovely...More

Thank greenvegeez
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Arboretum is clearly well tended. All the plants/flowers are beautiful. Each place you look is more beautiful than the one before. Lovely place to stroll & enjoy your surroundings. Nice cottontails not very afraid. Children should enjoy as well.

Thank Jan P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The arboretum is a well designed series of trails featuring a variety of flowers and foliage. There is helpful and informative signage telling about local geological and botanical features. A nice kids area features playable chimes, a kaleidoscope, and a man made cave. An activity...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the Penn State area, I make it a point to go to the Arboretum. I have visited almost every year from the opening in 2009, and it is a treat to see how the plantings have matured and to see the new areas...More

Thank mt2722
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well designed and kids are always excited, nice that it is for free, I guess as to compensate for all the developing, land grabbing and social damage this university does.

Thank Joeblack5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly special. A beautiful stroll through a variety of gardens and plantings is a sensory delight in every season. The children's garden is lovely, too, with things to explore, climb, pump, soak, investigate... And there is no charge to visit. Take a...More

Thank BlueFloralUmbrella
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling needed breAk from highway stopped for ice cream at creamery and then walked here really nice! Tons of gardens near kids area! Well worth a step easy to find and park is free with pass they provide

Thank lorri p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spend a couple of hours with my family. The arboretum is beautiful and the are some toys around the garden for toddlers to play with. I guess they offer yoga classes during the school year, almost everyday. It's definitely a nice place to visit...More

Thank brunodZ7357SD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really hot when we went, so we didn't spend much time there. My 3 year old loved the water fountain and the children's area. It was fun to explore the different areas play with the instruments and other hands-on things they had there.

Thank ams1210
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a relaxing and beautiful place to walk around. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water if you are planning to be there for any length of time. The kid's part was very fun and family oriented. I loved the variety of plants in...More

Thank Ben J
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Whitney K
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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
September 13, 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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July 7, 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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