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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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A beautiful place to visit to see the fall leaves

This is a great place to explore, walk a dog, take pictures, explore the trees, streams, hiking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen G
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Educational and fun!

Visited this place as a couple and really enjoyed it. Fascinating exhibits and lovely grounds. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim S
Summerdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bonsai exhibit” (197 reviews)
“quilt garden” (95 reviews)
“parking fee” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
+1 828-665-2492
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to explore, walk a dog, take pictures, explore the trees, streams, hiking trails, flowers and fall foliage.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place as a couple and really enjoyed it. Fascinating exhibits and lovely grounds. It was past growing season so I imagine it would be even better when flowers were still in full bloom. However, the foliage was in full color so that made...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the NC Arboretum this past weekend and it was perfect for our group of six adults, one child, and four dogs. We explored the trails and everyone enjoyed themselves. The guard/attendant at the entrance was very nice and even gave us treats for...More

1  Thank Mjhorns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit from Toronto and we love the hikes in the Arboretum. The hikes are not to strenuous and are well marked. Great value at $14/car.

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and woodland areas with trails. The Fall vistas of the leaves and the mountains were breathtaking. The exhibit on toxic plants was both entertaining and very informative. One of the best nature exhibits we've ever seen.

Thank luna749
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, nice to have a place to review honest feedback. Looking forward to adding more feedback

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We of course came to visit Asheville on the worst weather we could've came on. But that isn't to say it wasn't worth it. The area was beautiful, and the fall colors were amazing. The staff were amazingly friendly and informative. The lady in the...More

Thank Riboild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love walking here-- never tire of it. This time, branched out to the experimental first. Wow. So much to explore.

Thank Bev R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go during the day in spring or fall for family visit. On weekends there are sometimes programs- orchid show or monarch butterfly exhibit- in addition to the displays in the exhibition hall which can be on archeological through biological topics. There are also lots of...More

Thank Reid T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Asheville many times a decided to visit the Arboretum. What a great place. The gardens are fantastic and the quilts and art show are fantastic. The exhibits change every season so there are many opportunities for exploring different things. We will definitely...More

Thank 61adnaw
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16 October 2017|
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Response from MartsoSwan | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but someone at the arboretum can answer your question: either at the entry booth or in the Visitor Center.
16 September 2017|
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Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
Bikers and walkers can walk through the main entrance without paying a parking fee. As another suggested, you should consider contributing at the donation box at the main information desk once you do reach the parking area... More
8 June 2017|
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Response from Elaine D | Reviewed this property |
copied from their web-site: The North Carolina Arboretum does not charge a per person admission, only a parking fee. Cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards are accepted at the front gatehouse. The first Tuesday... More