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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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Absolutely beautiful and very peaceful.

The arboretum at JMU is absolutely my favorite place in Harrisonburg. It's a great spot to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
solace68
via mobile
Feed the ducks!

Quick trip from our B&B. Pick up some bird food from the Petco down the road and feed the ducks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew C
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780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
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+1 540-568-3194
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The arboretum at JMU is absolutely my favorite place in Harrisonburg. It's a great spot to visit anytime of the year. Be sure to bring your camera! The flowers, the pond, the trails are wonderful.

Thank solace68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick trip from our B&B. Pick up some bird food from the Petco down the road and feed the ducks (don't feed them bread)!

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a really nice, accessible paved trail around the pond. The trails into the woods are beautiful and well maintained. It's a little oasis. And they offer great programs and talks!

Thank GroupLeaderIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of travel (almost 500 miles), I was glad to end my day with an hour walk here. While it was quite hot there were some trails that got you out of the sun. There were also places to sit so that...More

Thank elberton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific time! We saw many different types of plants and trees even some small wildlife. If you love natural beauty this is where to go

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from the house so I frequent the Arboretum on a regular basis. Beautiful spot with an outstanding variety of flora. Excellent spot to take a break!

Thank bunner11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited in June and loved it! Just the right scale for a family walk. Nice shade. Many lovely venues for family pictures.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I looked for something for us to do as a stop in Harrisonburg and found this. It is easy to find. It is a large park with many walking trails. I enjoyed the flowers and wildlife. One trail is ADA accessible. The trails are well...More

Thank JHW_SYR
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to visit you can feed the duck,fish,turtle and some squirrels occasionally there. Short hikes can have picnics very clean and overall have been going over 2 yrs defiantly enjoy it.

Thank Mrs M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We have visited this arboretum in the past and went again this year when we were in the area. The arboretum is part of James Madison University and its beautiful. The grounds are well maintained and there are several easy walking paths and a stream...More

Thank TwoKayakers
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Gail B
10 March 2017|
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Response from ArboretumGail | Property representative |
Hello, yes, the arboretum invites doggies to bring their owners for a walk in the arboretum, so long as owners are attached to the doggies who bring them, with a leash... and so long as the walk stays on walkways and not on... More
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nothingelsematters
13 September 2016|
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Response from ArboretumGail | 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 ArboretumGail | Property representative |
We are sorry we do not have any accessibility equipment that visitors can use,
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