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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #2 of 263 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 named "One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World" by Architectural Digest. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features with breathtaking floral displays. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festivals 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 and Wednesday nights until 8pm from March-October. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Beautiful setting on White Rock Lake. Easy to walk and enjoy. Go if only to see the Crepe Myrtle Lane. The misting fern grotto was enchanting. Be sure to do the tour of the DeGolyer Mansion. Interesting history. Restaurant next to the house had a nice lunch menu

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We went with our Dallas friends and what a lovely place it was ..beautiful flowers pathways walk on the lake and lovely landscape..some marriage was in one of the corner lawns..some good kinetic art.and they have a cage too which was closed . Perfect for photo shoots.

Thank Avani1008
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Dallas Arboretum is an excellent place to see local plants and flowers and art on display. Good landscape art and a relaxing stroll gardens is always fun to visit with young kids.

Thank Joshua S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a really beautiful place. Give yourself time to enjoy the gardens. It was very hot when we went (it's June in Dallas, so what do you expect). Wear a hat with a wide brim and lots of sunscreen. Be sure to take water too. We loved the toad fountains and all the beautiful colors.

Thank BadwaterChick
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Hubby and I had just one day to explore Dallas. We choose three places to visit, this being the first. Visiting from the U.K. we found the summer heat hot! Glad that we went here early in the morning. We were happy to pay the ticket prices. (See images) Not so happy that parking was $15 and nobody even checked that we had bought a parking ticket. Two hours was long enough for us not being acclimatised to the heat.
The gardens are varied and beautiful with ample opportunity for reflection images. There are free trolley rides to various areas of the gardens for anyone unable to walk far. The tour of the house was most interesting with learned volunteers in each room which was steeped in history. Being a senior means 20% off goods in the shop on a Thursday. Bonus!

Thank christinebarber9
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