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“Another reason to visit Happy Valley.”

The Arboretum at Penn State
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Another reason to visit Happy Valley.”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

First visit was on Sept. 1. Beautifully done, and they are not finished yet. The Children's garden is planned to open in June 2014. As with everything PSU does, the arboretum and H.O. Smith Botanic Garden are very well done and a perfect addition to everything else State College and Penn State have to offer. Definately worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
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347 reviews
154 attraction reviews
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“Perfect place to relax”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The place is like TARDIS: it is bigger on the inside :) A wonderful garden for relaxation, self-reflection or simply a stroll. A park is not huge, but is sectioned into small secluded areas on the outer perimeter, which yields a sense of privacy. It is not far from the University yet it gives an allusion of remoteness. A definite "yay!" to plans-come-true.

Visited August 2013
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“A nice diversion”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Was in the area for a wedding and wanted to see this while in the area, more of a botanical garden than arbotetum. Visited at the end of summer season, the perennials were in full bloom and spectacular. Lots of areas to explore, I could have spent more time. Well worth seeing if you are near the Penn State campus. I love visiting gardens but this would appeal to most people. Great view from the look out area. Good place for photos.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Just a beautiful and serene area of Penn State. A wide variety of plants, trees and flowers from everywhere. Very peaceful

Visited August 2013
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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“Neat place to take the kids”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

It's becoming a photo op for PSU families. But we enjoy taking the kids there and after many visits can make it close to an hour before they get itchy. If you're local and have never seen it, visit the large map of the region in the concrete by the visitors center. Puts the area in perspective.

Visited August 2013
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