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“Waste of money”

The Arboretum at Flagstaff
Ranked #39 of 114 things to do in Flagstaff
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Owner description: Created to help people understand the flora of northeastern Arizona, this 200-acre botanical garden includes 2,500 species of high elevation plants and miles of walking trails to explore them.
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Hardly and plants, lots of "construction" it's mostly dirt. Save yourself the money and go on one of the hiking trails, way more fun, beautiful, more plants and more of everything. I wasted a lot of money here. It sucked.

1  Thank Rhonda L
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

There were nothing really in bloom when we arrived but we walked it anyway. The peacefulness was the great thing for me. They have tours and all the folks are really nice. The best thing about I was the green house and the free seeds to bring home. It looked to be beautiful when in full bloom..

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

The Arboretum's greenhouses were filled with rows of identical starter plants, little of interest or the unusual there. The butterfly house is nice, but we only saw three types of butterflies in it. Trails are walkable and covered in bark, making them comfortable underfoot. Some interesting sculptures and some tagging of plants here and there. Mostly, this just seems like a somewhat nicer walk in the forest. Boyce Arboretum is a more spectacular version, but you'll have a nice time here if you're already in Flagstaff.

1  Thank Alicia M
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We took the long walking tour and learned a lot about forestry and restoration efforts in AZ.
This facility does a lot of research on native plants and reestablish these plants.
The Arboretum also does extensive work on reestablishing areas that have been burned by wildfires.
The fact that logging is no longer practiced in the Colorado Plateau, efforts are being made to return the area to its natural state. This facility is leading the way with research and restoration.
Well worth the visit.
Be warned! The last three miles into the Arboretum is on a very rough dirt road.
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1  Thank danf552017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Had been a few years since our last visit and we were pleasantly surprised at how much the place has expanded. The plant selection and variety was terrific. Virtually all of the plants were in good health and clearly well cared for. The herb garden was my favorite spot and I was truly impressed. Hummingbird feeders was spread throughout the garden, so these little creatures really entertained us. Another unexpected treat were the green houses filled with research plants. We stopped in on a hot day, but the big trees provided lots of comfortable shade.

1  Thank AzDEAT
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