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Arnold Arboretum, Boston

4.8
#6 of 36 in Parks in Boston
See the rich collection of plants at Arnold Arboretum, a conservation and research institution whose history stretches back to 19th century. The arboretum, a department of Harvard University, occupies 114 ha (281 acres) and displays more than 4,000 trees, shrubs, and vines from all over the world. It's also the home to many animal species, such as raccoons, squirrels, cormorants, and snapping turtles. You can take a free guided tour or take your time and explore on your own. Dogs are allowed, but they must be leashed . Bicycles are permitted only on paved paths. To visit Arnold Arboretum on your trip to Boston, use our Boston itinerary app.
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  • It is a very beautiful park especially for foliage. While it is nearby downtown you still can got chance to find parking slot on weekend. I pretty enjoyed walking around there.  more »
  • I have visited Arnold Arboretum in every season and it is always such a wonderful experience! There are various sections within the park that showcase trees from around the world: evergreen trees...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Amazing staff and care of habitat with information posted around of all the plants/flowers. Wonderful circular walk to the top and back or there's a path that goes straight up. Beautiful sunrise and sunset at the top
  • Wonderful place to walk dogs or just take a stroll. It's full of trees, some exotic and interesting. There are wildlife ponds, streams and flower gardens. There are bubblers with dog bowls attached throughout the park. Dogs need to be leashed. Nice break from the busy city life.

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