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One of the local treasures, great for all ages

This place is truly special. A beautiful stroll through a variety of gardens and plantings is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
State College, Pennsylvania
Perfect! Wish we had longer

Traveling needed breAk from highway stopped for ice cream at creamery and then walked here really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lorri p
earlville, ny
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336 Forest Resources Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-3604
+1 814-865-9118
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The arboretum is a well designed series of trails featuring a variety of flowers and foliage. There is helpful and informative signage telling about local geological and botanical features. A nice kids area features playable chimes, a kaleidoscope, and a man made cave. An activity...More

Thank pinkfroggy9
Reviewed 5 days ago

When visiting the Penn State area, I make it a point to go to the Arboretum. I have visited almost every year from the opening in 2009, and it is a treat to see how the plantings have matured and to see the new areas...More

Thank mt2722
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well designed and kids are always excited, nice that it is for free, I guess as to compensate for all the developing, land grabbing and social damage this university does.

Thank Joeblack5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly special. A beautiful stroll through a variety of gardens and plantings is a sensory delight in every season. The children's garden is lovely, too, with things to explore, climb, pump, soak, investigate... And there is no charge to visit. Take a...More

Thank BlueFloralUmbrella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling needed breAk from highway stopped for ice cream at creamery and then walked here really nice! Tons of gardens near kids area! Well worth a step easy to find and park is free with pass they provide

Thank lorri p
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend a couple of hours with my family. The arboretum is beautiful and the are some toys around the garden for toddlers to play with. I guess they offer yoga classes during the school year, almost everyday. It's definitely a nice place to visit...More

Thank brunodZ7357SD
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really hot when we went, so we didn't spend much time there. My 3 year old loved the water fountain and the children's area. It was fun to explore the different areas play with the instruments and other hands-on things they had there.

Thank ams1210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a relaxing and beautiful place to walk around. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water if you are planning to be there for any length of time. The kid's part was very fun and family oriented. I loved the variety of plants in...More

Thank Ben J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the Arboretum after dinner at dusk for a stroll. Very pretty and very peaceful. Glad we checked it out.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arboretum is beautiful. There always seems to be something blooming; most of the plants and trees are marked so one knows what they are viewing. It can be a romantic walk or just fun for friends strolling and talking. The Children's Garden is a...More

Thank Susan354
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Whitney K
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Response from Emma T | Reviewed this property |
It is also a great venue for a summer wedding! I attended one last year and it was beautiful.
Linda T
13 September 2015|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very nice restrooms on site in the pavilion.
7 July 2015|
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Response from 1947Carlo | Reviewed this property |
No. I suspect service dogs are, but pets are not.