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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
Phone Number: +1 214-515-6500
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral...

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was rated in 2015 by Fodor's Travel as one of America's Best Spring Flower Festivals.

Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April.

Summer in garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and breathtaking colors at every turn.

Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 65,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festival in 2014 by Fodor's Travel.

   

The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one.

Open seven days a week. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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I good way to spend the day to get away from the city (without going far).

When you just want to get away from the city and connect with nature, this is a great place to go in the Dallas area. Various environments in which to relax and unplug. And don't... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you just want to get away from the city and connect with nature, this is a great place to go in the Dallas area. Various environments in which to relax and unplug. And don't forget to enjoy a leisurely lunch at the restaurant inside the historic DeGolyer Mansion. Enjoyable year round.

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Sat. 12/03/2016 It was cold with a light sprinkle of rain & we still enjoyed it. Follow the signs so you can stay on track. It's Christmas lights and music, what's not to like. It took us about 45 minutes to walk the grounds. For $20 a person it's a little bit price. We found a Groupon and payed half... More 

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Lovely afternoon taking the gardens and pumpkins galore! Wonderful photo opps everywhere for fall festive photos!

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This is my favorite Dallas attraction and it's even a request from my friends who've visited before. I highly suggest the membership as it pays for itself after 2-3 visits. I like that the arboretum is always changing and so well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting from out of state last weekend, this was the first local sight our family selected to explore. (With our daughter being a botanist, this was going to be our first stop in this city!) Plenty of parking available in numerous lots, costing $15. The entrance fee is $15 per adult. (But hey, you get a free map of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful and plenty of things to do and see here. This is definitely a great photo locations. You'll have to work around the many photo shoots. Be prepared to take plenty of photos of your own. We were here at the end of the Autumn displays and the beginning of the Christmas ones which was great since we saw... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We parked in the Arboretum parking lot across the street, which was $15. Seemed pretty high for parking. Then we also paid for entry for two adults. Overall it came to around $45, which after we spent a solid hour and half in the park, seemed overpriced. The gardens were nice, but weren't anything truly unique, or at least didn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just recently bought my niece and her family an annual pass for the Dallas Arboretum, such a beautiful place. I now understand why she wanted an annual pass, they have so many different things that they do at different points of the year! It has a gorgeous Christmas exhibition ~ we're looking forward to seeing the different things they'll... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to view the 12 Days of Christmas displays as well as to walk through the beautiful gardens. We packed a picnic lunch and just really enjoyed the day. Beautiful location adjacent to White Rock Lake and the holiday displays were magical. A must do for family outings!

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Very cool sights and sounds. Kinda stunk that it was under construction but it was still really cool.

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