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The Arboretum at Penn State

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Address: 336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
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We live near the arboretum so we visit fairly often. The children's garden there is awesome! Our girls, 2 & 5, love wading in the water attraction, playing on the giant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live near the arboretum so we visit fairly often. The children's garden there is awesome! Our girls, 2 & 5, love wading in the water attraction, playing on the giant caterpillar statue, and watering the plants (there's a hand pump and watering cans for kids to use). There's a cave with a sandbox (complete with bat statues hanging from... More 

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Thank Mandi G
Brick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice walk outside with very pleasant atmosphere. All guests were respectful. If you have allergies, take something before you go.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful flowers, fountain and winding paths. Appropriate for everyone. Romantic and family friendly. A lot of fun. Great place for an event as well. FREE. Easy parking. Definitely worth the trip.

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Thank Amy S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arboretum is a beautiful place to visit any time of year, and they offer wonderful events for the community. It's sort of a free-stroll around. There aren't guides, but there are often volunteers there to answer questions/pass out info. They are VERY knowledgeable and eager to share what they know. There is an entire kids' area as well. The... More 

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Thank spj999
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something for everyone, this place is beautiful during all seasons of the year! Fun wonderland of a playground, Childhood's Gate, for kids (and kids at heart) to have plenty to do. Also, fun fact: there's wifi here for students to do homework!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you love the outdoors and are into flowers, trees and landscapes then you need to visit The Arboretum at Penn State. The displays change for each season and the Fall display is always great; filled with pumpkins and gourds. There are always activities planed throughout the year, check in at the office for more details. A must see if... More 

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Thank BobWithOneLeg
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We good back a few times during the year to see the various blooms in season. They do a great job here. Beautiful!

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Thank Greg W
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We are locals, but try to visit 2-3 times per year. It is always an interesting visit and we enjoy experiencing the change of seasons.

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Thank Doug E
Franklin Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a stunning garden filled with so many beautiful and romantic sites. Definitely recommend it for couples but also for a family outing.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Beautiful area to visit if you're in the State College area. You can sit and relax under the sun or there are some shaded areas as well. Kids have areas to explore and learn too.

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