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Arnold Arboretum

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Address: 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
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+1 617-524-1717
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 16:30
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Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public...

Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.

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I never knew much about trees up until recent years working for a tree company, so visiting this place was alot of fun. Its open and definietly fun for friends and families, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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South Burlington, Vermont
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South Burlington, Vermont
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I never knew much about trees up until recent years working for a tree company, so visiting this place was alot of fun. Its open and definietly fun for friends and families, and if you bring a pet bring doggie bags. The plants and trees are amazing and well up kept. Nice area to just get lost in nature and... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is beautiful. I used to ride my bike through here on the way to and from work. I recently went here in early fall and it was still just as impressive but fairly difficult to drive to and then walk around on a weekend. Still, worth the visit. Not sure what the best time to go is but... More 

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Thank Mike M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just relocated from CT to Boston, living in a walking distance from Arnold Arboretum. I literally felI in love when I first set foot on the soil of Arnold Arboretum on Jan. 2, 2017, a new year's gift. I have always fascinatedly by the trees. I would take pictures of trees/leaves everywhere I visit, be it Chateau in Versailles... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for a walk with friends, your pet or family. If you go deep enough you forget that you are in the city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arnold Arboretum is an awesome oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Enjoy the walking along the paths and see many unusual tree specimens at the same time look out for the historic Bonsai collection.

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Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Arnold Arboretum is a wonderful oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Walk the paths and see many unusual tree specimens. Be sure to look for the historic Bonsai collection which dates back to the early 1900's.

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Thank Christine P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Come here frequently with my grand daughter She can run all over with no concerns with plenty of room Well maintained labeled trees-- birders are here too Many quiet paths as well as broad macadam pedestrian roads Every season is beautiful here

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Thank mystery1reader
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I love coming here. Great place for a walk or a jog, and for tree huggers like me, just a wonderful small space.

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Rangeley, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

How often do we have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in woodlands, meadows and meandering gardens? Although this is a 'teaching facility', it's a living arboreal museum, priceless in its collection of plants worldwide, collected and assembled in the 19th Century prior to restrictions. Unfortunately, it's being loved-to-death. So, walk the perimeter side paths, ascend the hills and creeks away... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The guides are enthusiastic and very learned but the experience is accessible to all and children will not be bored.

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.
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