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The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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On top of the world

Spent the day walking around with my mother and kids (10 & 8) and we saw so many flowers and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Holly R
via mobile
Beautiful experience in nature

This gem has many easy walking trails to view trees, wildflowers, display gardens, ponds, butterfly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; the 20-acre Layer Rhododendron Garden and the 4.5 acre Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden; and collections of lilacs, viburnums, crabapples and conifers. The Arboretum includes the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower, which are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Guided walking tours of the grounds are available from April through May, and tram tours are available May through October. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes in January and February, weather permitting.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent the day walking around with my mother and kids (10 & 8) and we saw so many flowers and enjoyed all kinds of trails. The emergent tower was my sons favorite and he has NO FEAR OF HEIGHTS and was amazed by the 120'...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem has many easy walking trails to view trees, wildflowers, display gardens, ponds, butterfly gardens, to name a few. The Emergent Tower and Canopy walk have an extra admission charge, but are worth it. The tower is, I believe, 12 stories high, so at...More

Thank MsScarlet59
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the afternoon with my 12 year old son and teenage daughters at Holden Arboretum to specifically climb the Emergent Tower and walking the Canopy and we not only were blown away by the tower but several of the gardens are beautiful - the...More

Thank Trisha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with out of town company including a 5 and 14 year old. Enjoyed the day out walking the trail to get to the canopy tour and emergent tower. If you dislike heights I suggest avoiding both. Both are fascinating, yet be warned ....they move...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family visit over the holiday weekend turned out to be quite enjoyable. I was not sure what to expect, but it was more than I bargained for. The grounds are quite nice, and the flowers beautiful. We did the Canopy Walk and the Emergent Tower...More

Thank drymartini3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A butterfly garden exploding with color, beautiful trails around Blueberry Pond and a walk in the woods to the Tower and Canopy walk made for a lovely summer day. The top of the Tower is worth the climb. Canopy walk is kind of cool (...More

Thank TakeTheLessTraveldRd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family outing with friends and hiked the Woodland trail loop. All of us enjoyed ourselves, ages 14 months to 38 years. Our 2 dogs came along and were welcomed; Holden is a great place to walk your leashed dog. They even provide...More

Thank JordonN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My youngest son is a BIG fan of Coyote Peterson, so when he saw that Coyote would be at The Holden Arboretum, we booked a weekend get away from Detroit to visit. And none of my family of 4 were disappointed! We had a perfect...More

Thank RRM45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Ohio for years, we finally made it to Holden. We were not disappointed. So much to see..beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees. Terrain is mostly flat so it's easy walking. Lots of benches to rest on and enjoy the sounds of the birds and...More

1  Thank lrsjthomas
Reviewed 15 June 2017

For a trip outside of Cleveland when the weather is nice, you cannot top this for a day outside; walking trails, a canopy walk, a 12 story tower you walk up with views of Lake Erie are just part of what you are missing if...More

1  Thank John0629
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24 June 2017|
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Response from GiddyupBorzoi | Reviewed this property |
June, 2017 pricing: $10 (seniors 60+ $5 on Tuesdays) $4 Children 6-18 members & under 5 free Open until 8pm on Thursdays with after 5pm admission only $5 $4 to add combo tower & canopy walk Check website for discounts and... More
Denise J
18 September 2016|
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Response from flbirdman | Reviewed this property |
Many stairs. I do not know how many but my guess is well over hundred. The closer to the top, the Stars get narrow. Think it would be very difficult for someone with a cane.
Ann L
4 September 2016|
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Response from Sasha W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a picnic area at the visitors' center.