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UC Davis Arboretum

448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616-5219
+1 530-752-4880
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Beautiful spot in downtown Davis

My wife and I recently met friends and walked along the waterway through the arboretum. A very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LightFighter
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Lafayette, California
What a Nice Place to Take a Walk!

It's located right at the edge of campus, easily accessible from the campus or Davis downtown. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
timfl2016
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Urbana, Illinois
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This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“putah creek” (32 reviews)
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448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616-5219
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"putah creek"
in 32 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 8 reviews
"the loop"
in 8 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"whole foods"
in 10 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 5 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 5 reviews
"duck"
in 6 reviews
"plant life"
in 4 reviews
"an oasis"
in 4 reviews
"paved path"
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"west end"
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"many places"
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"long walk"
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"ride your bike"
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"turtles"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently met friends and walked along the waterway through the arboretum. A very pleasant place to take a stroll with a wide variety of plant life. Intersecting the campus, we took a detour through part of UC Davis along the way....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's located right at the edge of campus, easily accessible from the campus or Davis downtown. You can take a leisure walk through the sections of the arboretum along the water, and enjoy seeing various kinds of plants explained on placards. This is a must-see...More

Thank timfl2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The UC Davis Arboretum is under heavy renovations...can't wait to go back when it is finished. Nice and safe trail for a walk with family or friends!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I was happy to see during my last visit that the five weirs in the Arboretum waterway have reduced the algae and duckweed and increased the oxygen content of the water for the fish. Construction continues on the "yellow brick road" consisting of smooth pavers...More

Thank Jonpan2014
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A beautiful, peaceful walk on the UC Davis campus! The roughly 3-mile walk (if you do the loop) takes you through a variety of mini-environments, such as desert, CA redwood, and many others. Walk along Putah Creek and around a pond where you will see...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It was a beautiful day in California winter, so we drove an hour to Davis to have a walk through the arboretum. It was a little early for everything to be in bloom, but even so we enjoyed the walk and being outside. The trees...More

Thank Crt1943
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Beautiful area to spend time outdoors. The Arboretum has great paths that follow a circle around a lake. We took a walking tour of the Arboretum. It was free and the Acacia trees were in bloom in February! It was lovely. Tour guide was very...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Beautiful, peaceful and educational too. I often meet friends for the loop around the arboretum. Everything from desert and valley plants to redwoods! Great for kids -- you might even spot river otters and a variety of birds, esp. ducks. The water at the east...More

Thank muirfan
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Who does not like a peaceful, flat walk along a gentle river? A gorgeous part of a lovely campus. Well signed and such an interesting variety of trees.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Greatvwalkways with well labeled specific gardens. Good place for kids to run and adults to learn about plants appropriate for the area.

Thank dmc52
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Nicole N
25 November 2017|
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Response from SMChico2 | Reviewed this property |
If course the time taken depends on the paths you take and your pace ... one can spend a half hour to three hours (if you sit multiple times to enjoy the peace). Typically, a moderate stroll would take 60 to 75 minutes.
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Daniel D
16 December 2016|
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Response from Katie H | Property representative |
Our gardens and collections are open 24/7/365. There's a nice 3.5 mile loop walk around our waterway that you can pretty much access anywhere around the Arboretum perimeter and leads you through most of our different... More
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Daniel D
16 December 2016|
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Response from Barbara E | Reviewed this property |
The arboretum is part of the campus so there are no hours of operation
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