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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
+1 540-568-3194
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Lovely Spot for a Nature Walk

I don't know how I've managed to live in Harrisonburg for over 10 years but only visited the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meredith L
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Nice place for a quiet walk

We go there occasionally for a pleasant walk with or without our dog. The venue is very well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
peterfJ4274ZO
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Rockingham, VA, United States
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780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
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"walking trails"
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"james madison university"
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"natural beauty"
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"feed the ducks"
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"nice pond"
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"pond area"
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"herb garden"
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"early spring"
in 3 reviews
"nice place to walk"
in 3 reviews
"small lake"
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"observe nature"
in 2 reviews
"education center"
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"paved trail"
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"plant life"
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"bring bread"
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"flora and fauna"
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"close to nature"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how I've managed to live in Harrisonburg for over 10 years but only visited the arboretum for the first time this summer! I love to take walks in the spring and summer and take pictures of the beautiful scenery I find. There...More

Thank Meredith L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go there occasionally for a pleasant walk with or without our dog. The venue is very well groomed with many species of plant life identified.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We arrived at the Arboretum later in the afternoon on a weekday in October and were lucky to snag one of the few parking places. We enjoyed the flowers and the walk through the woods as did the other people there. Very peaceful, serene and...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

The Arboretum makes a great place to just relax, unwind, and get in touch with nature. The grounds are very well-kept, and it is a very peaceful place.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Despite being in the middle of a growing campus and town, this is a great getaway for a walk with the dog and family. Great if your kids need to run around a grassy area and relaxing for myself. A lot of botanical information if...More

Thank ponch510
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Edith C, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Parking is limited and confusing for someone that is not familiar with the area. There is alot of see at this place and we always enjoy stopping by. Dont forget your camera, its a lovely place to take photos.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The close location of the arboretum was so nice and enjoyed walking with family through the paths and walkways while seeing the numerous wild life. I was very peaceful.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped here to take a walk, and could see that with its various plant and flower beds it would be a wonderful place to stroll, meditate, or hold a wedding in. The fact that frost had fallen the previous nights really damaged some of...More

Thank Ed R
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The arboretum is well kept, parts of it had recently been redone due to a flooding issue. It is an enjoyable setting for a stroll and to learn about the flora and fauna there!

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Dog friendly, the arboretum is beautifully organized with rustic and paved paths. The forest had statues and many places to sit and take in the calming There are hearty flowers that are tolerant to Autumn. The color of the leaves as they change must be...More

Thank Eric B
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Gail B
10 March 2017|
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Response from Edith C | Property representative |
Yes, the arboretum even provides doggie bags at the kiosks.
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nothingelsematters
13 September 2016|
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Response from Edith C | Property representative |
Yes, and now the paths to the Children's Gardens area is also stroller friendly!
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Gilbert S
11 August 2016|
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Response from Edith C | Property representative |
We are sorry we do not have any accessibility equipment that visitors can use,
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