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“PSU Arboretum”

The Arboretum at Penn State
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Newtown, PA
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“PSU Arboretum”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Returned here after 3yrs--wow, how nicely has the place grown up:) Definitely recommend visiting this, especially with the fall colors starting.

Visited September 2013
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Boulder, CO
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“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Who doesn't like an Arboretum? This one, while small, offers lovely meandering paths through a large variety of flowers and trees. The spring is spectacular, as is the summer. But there is something about the coming of fall that I enjoy here. The flowers may be gone but the place is preparing for winter. There are places to sit, small koi ponds and a pretty fountain. We also like the large sun dial. The last time we were there a wedding was going on under the shelter. Lovely!

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia
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30 reviews
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“Heaven in State College”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Visit the Arboretum. It is beyond description in terms of its beauty and serenity. And the view from the back is gorgeous.

Visited September 2013
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Mechanicsburg, PA
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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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“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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