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The North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
+1 828-665-2492
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Wonderful day out!

Beautiful gardens and many well-paved and well-marked trails for hours and hours of walks (if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tal H
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great (gentle) hiking!

My husband and not yet two year old had a great time here! The grounds were beautiful and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amissville, Virginia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
+1 828-665-2492
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful gardens and many well-paved and well-marked trails for hours and hours of walks (if you wish!). Most of the trails are shaded which is important on sunny days. Do not miss!!

Thank Tal H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and not yet two year old had a great time here! The grounds were beautiful and well maintained so it made 'hiking' with our toddler very easy. You could easily spend the whole day here but we spent about 4 hours.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Year-round, the arboretum is refreshing. The buildings are clean and well-kept. The exhibits are educational, fun hands-on experiences. The forest paths are well-marked and pleasant. The gardens feature a wide variety of local species.

Thank Ele B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, friendly and accommodating servers. We had a dog in our party and the dog received some delicious smoked salmon! It would be nice if there was parking

Thank Anu R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This ended up being a surprisingly nice afternoon! The grounds were beautiful and the bonsai exhibit was really interesting. There were plenty of restrooms and benches. It looked like many of the areas were wheelchair accessible. I definitely recommend!

Thank c-wiggi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Expansive gardens. Multiple varieties of local plans and flowers. Definitely worth your time to stop by!

Thank Noleman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The North Carolina Arboretum has an amazing track record for being beautiful, and I can confirm that. Beautiful landscape, as well as great staff!

Thank hillclimber03
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I enjoy the arboretum every time we visit Asheville. We originally stated coming with our dogs, but now with our toddler. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and it's very toddler friendly, as well as pet friendly. Beautiful spot for pictures too....More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Arboretum. It's a great place to spend an hour or so wandering the grounds and checking out some of the hiking paths. A must-see in Asheville!

Thank lorraine292
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely stunning gardens and was a perfect wedding setting. Take the time and stroll and enjoy this beautiful setting. The landscaping is elegant and the floral variey is amazing.

Thank RhinoMike47
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If baker exhibit closed for repairs,we visit first week of april,will there be more to see?are hiking trails thru the woods. Dirt or paved?
5 February 2017|
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Response from Whitney S | Property representative |
Thanks for reaching out and we look forward to having you! All facilities will be open in April (including the Baker Exhibit Center). Most hiking trails are dirt/gravel and the gardens are wheelchair accessible.
Is there a place to eat on site between the museum closing a 5pm and the Winter Nights opening at 6 pm?
18 December 2016|
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Response from Lesa L | Reviewed this property |
When we were there there was a coffee/sandwich area .... but not something I would plan for a meal. I think they had some remade sandwiches, cookies, chip bags, coffee and soda. You ordered at the window and picked it up... More
Bill W
Most brilliant foliage drive Greenville sc to Asheville NYC?
29 October 2016|
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Response from drmomaa | Reviewed this property |
Right now, the leaves in the Asheville area appear to be at their peak, so you won't go wrong anywhere you go. I-26 north of Asheville is pretty, as is I-74 and many of the side roads.