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One of the local treasures, great for all ages

This place is truly special. A beautiful stroll through a variety of gardens and plantings is a... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
State College, Pennsylvania
Perfect! Wish we had longer

Traveling needed breAk from highway stopped for ice cream at creamery and then walked here really... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
lorri p
earlville, ny
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336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

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.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 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
Reviewed July 5, 2018

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
Reviewed July 3, 2018

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
Reviewed July 2, 2018

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 benj015
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Stopped by the Arboretum after dinner at dusk for a stroll. Very pretty and very peaceful. Glad we checked it out.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The arboretum is beautiful. There always seems to be something blooming; most of the plants and trees are marked so one knows what they are viewing. It can be a romantic walk or just fun for friends strolling and talking. The Children's Garden is a...More

Thank Susan354
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for summer activities for your little ones, The Arboretum at Penn State's Children's Garden has crafts, fun learning activities, and garden-grown snacks featured every Friday during the summer. There's a lot to do and see any time: a kaleidescope, cave, water pump,...More

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July 21, 2018|
Response from brunodZ7357SD | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very nice restrooms on site in the pavilion.