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“Plenty of nature trails to hike”

Cox Arboretum MetroPark
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This beautiful 189-acre facility is a special place for visitors to escape among trees, shrubs, specialty gardens, mature forests, and prairies. The arboretum hosts year-round educational programs that teach children and adults about sustainable horticulture, plant science, and conservation. Cox Arboretum MetroPark is also home to a native-Ohio Butterfly House.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of nature trails to hike around through the woods and a few ponds and a stream to sit by and relax. It is a nice place to just lay outside and enjoy nature.

Thank TravelingJohnB80
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

All age friendly—very beautiful and informative—- the Monet Bridge and Graden amazing— area in front for picnic — can get guided tour however trails well marked and easy to follow—bird blind is cool you also see lots of fish, frogs, etc there. This is a wonderful place to relax and bring the whole family to enjoy nature.

Thank lela_bshaw
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lots of walking paths, with turtle-filled ponds, trees identified by hanging tags, and plants blooming, yet to bloom, and past their early spring stage. A multitude of volunteers keep the park beautifully pruned and mown. The butterfly house is a testimony to hope - I have yet to see it flourishing with new life, yet if upu look close the chrysalises abound.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Sometimes a little solitude is the order of the day. Very few places deliver on peace and quiet like Cox Arboretum. Indeed a beautiful place. Just a great place to hike look at the rock gardens and butterfly’s home

Thank Mortgageman9000
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My family lived in Huber North when we began visiting Cox Arboretum. We had two little girls who loved the park. Over the years we watched and enjoyed as it was being expanded and enhanced. When I later began teaching preschool I took my students there to learn about flowers and nature in general. Even now that I have moved away from the area I try to visit when I am in town. It is a wonderful place!

Thank Mary S
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