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Northland Arboretum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great & varied place

The Arboretum has many great classes. The exercise path with the different exercises is a great... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Connie O
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Brainerd
Happy Addition

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2015
S Kristi A
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Evanston, Illinois
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21 Dec 2017
“Great & varied place”
18 Jun 2018
“A woodland oasis”
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In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country skiing, picnic areas, bird watching, environmental education, family events, geocaching, and many outdoor activities.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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14250 Conservation Dr, Brainerd, MN 56425-8720
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+1 218-829-8770
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Wear shoes you can get muddy because that may happen, and use mosquitoe repellent if easily bitten, although we didn't have a problem with them when we were there. Is very centrally located right behind the main highway in the center of town! Worth a...More

2  Thank Dinasmom
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to see what this arboretum had to offer only to be let down. There is a large garden just adjacent to the parking lot and that's the highlight. It was not a preview of what was to come. The maps were...More

2  Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

An extensive woodland experience with 16 miles of trails including an excersize trail and signage naming plants.

1  Thank Rosanne B
Vicki F, Executive Director at Northland Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Arboretum has many great classes. The exercise path with the different exercises is a great place for a variety in a workout program.

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went there in Sept '17. There are lots of trails to choose from, and most connect to other trails so you have lots of options. Longest loop around the park is probably...mmmm....1.5 - 2 miles. Trails are well maintained. They have a few gardens...More

1  Thank franco2251
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to see what this arboretum had to offer only to be let down. There is a large garden just adjacent to the parking lot and that's the highlight. It was not a preview of what was to come. The maps were...More

2  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You park across from a shopping mall and an apartment complex, walk a few blocks and you are in the wilderness. Great place to hike in the autumn for fall colors, we often see deer and squirrels. They also have great groomed cross country skiing...More

Thank pawatt50
Reviewed 18 July 2016

It seems like a decent trail area, but even at 10:30 am it was too hot out. There was no senior discount, There wasn't very good signage. There was however, a fitness trail that had equipment.

1  Thank aginggoddess
Reviewed 10 September 2015

There are over 500 acres of woods with approximately 12 miles of paths. The gardens near the visitor center are very nice (but weedy) and also along the closer paths are a Monet bridge, a secret garden, a rose garden and other very pretty areas....More

2  Thank duckye
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a quick drive through, but I was impressed! We will come back again when we have more time.

Thank S Kristi A
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I don't think I have ever felt more under attack from mosquitos! This place is crazy. It seems somewhat unkept and like it has seen better days. The trails are not well marked and even the gazebos are overgrown with weeds. There is stagnant water...More

1  Thank EVDJ
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Visit the many acres of well tended flower beds and walk the shady lanes. Or ski the trails in the winter. I have enjoyed gatherings at the office-education building.

Thank Nedra V
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miguelr347
20 July 2018|
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Response from VickiF751 | Property representative |
Unfortunately mosquitoes are part of the north woods. We recommend wearing clothes that protect your skin, apply repellent to your clothing. Wear a hat with repellent on it. And visit us during the middle of the day as... More
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