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A very peaceful spot right next to campus but it feels as if you are miles away. Lovely water... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
North Bend, Washington
Arboretum is a great place for a walk!

Very beautiful grounds, excellent way to get a relaxing walk and enjoy gorgeous surroundings! You... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
Linda C
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336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

A very peaceful spot right next to campus but it feels as if you are miles away. Lovely water features and themed gardens. The children's garden was also fabulous. I wish I had a child to take there. They had a cave and a stream...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

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 October 23, 2017

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 October 20, 2017

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 October 20, 2017 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 October 18, 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 October 16, 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 October 10, 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 October 4, 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

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July 21, 2018|
Response from brunodZ7357SD | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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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.