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Address: Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
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Home sweet Home

I love the Arboretum. It was a stable for our family growing up. It's beautiful for hiking, nature and finding stillness and peace amidst this busy world. I have the fondest of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love the Arboretum. It was a stable for our family growing up. It's beautiful for hiking, nature and finding stillness and peace amidst this busy world. I have the fondest of memories going there throughout my life and look forward to sharing this special place with our daughter as the spring emerges.

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Thank Manatees2014
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A peaceful walk through nature. I stopped by on my way to visit my son at WVU. It was just off the main highway, but offered a relaxing retreat. Most trails are very steep. I only walked along the top of the trail , I did not walk downhill to the river. The sun was out and leaves were falling... More 

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Thank Salliehamrick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Arboretum piggy backs part of the Caperton Trail. The Core Arboretum has several small natural waterfalls along the trail and peek -a -boo's of the Monongahela River.

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Thank Gail R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

You don't have to be a tree hugger to love this area. If you're looking for a quiet spot to take a walk or just sit and think, this place provides you with that opportunity. It's right along the river in downtown Morgantown. When you are there, it's difficult to remember you are in an urban area. Access to this... More 

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Thank Jim M
Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the best quiet part of WVU. This very hilly natural area near the river is a great place to walk alone with your dog or with friends. It is a peaceful haven in a busy university town. Enjoy so the university will not be able to build on it and develop it into new buildings!

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Thank 718Kat
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time walking the quiet pathway with my young son. We had to wait for my daughter to finish her music lesson. Just a hop away from the WVU art center and good crosswalk. I was impressed by how good the forest was taken care of and the trail blazers were fresh and easily visible. Also there... More 

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Thank Jane K
Morgantown, West Virginia
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194 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Please get here and soak in this tranquil place before they take paradise and put up a parking lot. Lots of things to see here, trees, plant, birds all while breathing the fresh air of WV.

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Thank dylanbug12
Wheeling, West Virginia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The cicada are on the perimeter of the arboretum until late June 2016. As a science teacher they are very interesting little creatures. The arboretum offers those that enjoy nature trees, plants, flowers, cliffs in a peaceful setting in the heart of Morgantown. It is accessible by bus and it offers some quiet time away from the noise of the... More 

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Thank Mary D
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Wonderful collection of trees, plants and shrubs but, for the next two weeks, if you want to really experience the 17-year cicadas in Morgantown (which folks who live there probably have already had enough of), this is the place to visit. Swarming with cicada with deafening buzz. Good visit.

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Montana
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We didn't have time to explore all the grounds and trails, but thoroughly appreciated the chance to stretch our legs in nature. Saw lots of wildflowers, including red trillium. Warning: trails can be muddy.

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