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Arnold Arboretum

Open Now: 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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We have spent a lot of time in arboretum. It is an oasis in the middle of the city. Just gorgeous... read more

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Beautiful area with much to explore!

Easy to access via transit. Beautiful walking paths and areas to explore. Beautiful year round, and... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
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Reviewed yesterday

We have spent a lot of time in arboretum. It is an oasis in the middle of the city. Just gorgeous, and so much to see. My husband and I used to spend time on Saturdays walking around, taking a break from work, etc. Now...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CourtneyM1719
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to access via transit. Beautiful walking paths and areas to explore. Beautiful year round, and a great place to watch the changing seasons.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TracyAcc
Reviewed December 12, 2018

from outside you can't really tell how amazing this park is. the flowers the trees are breathtaking. summer time is the best time for a nice walk or ride your bike.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ojitos1217
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This huge place is something you must see. The variety of flora is amazing and you could wander around here for hours without getting bored. I love this place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MeliMoose78
Reviewed December 4, 2018

A very nice getaway from the city. Great for a run, some much needed time in nature, or a great view of the city from the top of one of the two hills there. Definitely recommend it if you want to get into nature but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mhanna14151
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I've been to the Arboretum in summer and fall and there are always new things to discover and see on the walking paths. From the variety of plants and trees to the special exhibits that are sometimes on display, you always leave the Arboretum feeling...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brian D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you're on bike, you can cover the whole park, the two major hills, with a view of the whole Boston skyline, and St. Peters Hill, the huge back portion that not every tourist knows about. Of course, Lilac season is a special treat in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel G
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This place is huge. You can take the subway there and walk around to enjoy nature and away from the busyness of Boston for a day. During springtime, the lilac graden is worth a visit. Falling the leaves changing color is also worthwhile. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chun-Wai C
Reviewed October 28, 2018

You can ride bikes or walk through the grounds. Part of Harvard though not near. At top of road there is a worth while view of Boston. A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends or family.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joe H
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I was here with a small group and while they went off on a tour I had to move the van so did not go with them. I was by the visitor center and there was a play going on that i was able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl L D
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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
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from rosalynss2017 | Reviewed this property |
No picnic grounds since outside the Arboretum are city streets. They do have bathrooms in the info center.