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The Arboretum at Arizona State University

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Very nicw arboretum

One of the best arboretums I have been to. Really nice and lots of very interesting plant species... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
dbackmr
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Golden, Colorado
Not much to offer

A nice place to sit and rest but that's about it. Plus it's gated off most of the time... I was... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2014
Johanna P
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Portland, Oregon
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Jan 3, 2018
“Very nicw arboretum”
Apr 25, 2017
“small desert arboretum park”
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This large arboretum contains more than 300 species of plants from various regions of the desert.
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556 S Packard Dr, Tempe, AZ 85287-0001
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

One of the best arboretums I have been to. Really nice and lots of very interesting plant species that you just don't see anywhere else. It is worth the cost of admission.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

My first time to go inside the arboretum was today, even though I walked past this place many times already. This arboretum is quite small. Because of its elevated location, it offers good views of ASU Lot 59 too. Arboretum is the singular form of...More

Thank JimCamacho
Reviewed 18 April 2016

ASU's arboretum, tucked behind the Wells Fargo Arena, is a lovely respite from the bustle of the campus of the largest university in the country. But the arboretum is also very small. One can walk across it in about a minute or two. In short,...More

1  Thank QuinnTheInuit
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Arboretum at Arizona State University is truly a "natural" wonder! It was created decades ago by my friend and fellow ASU staff member, Don Dickerman. Don worked in Facilities for years and was responsible for all of the grounds of the campus. Don came...More

2  Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This is a small park with a few signs. There is a stage / theater for outdoor shows but for the most part is not the place to plan an afternoon outing - it's a 15 minute stop at best.

2  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 25 January 2015

It's a great place to see native plants any time of year. Even in January the aloe was in blooming. We strolled around for two hours and saw many different birds.

1  Thank kauai4me
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

A nice place to sit and rest but that's about it. Plus it's gated off most of the time... I was hoping for more of this, at least there was shade

1  Thank Johanna P
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Was there in December and March the wild flowers were blooming we really enjoyed it. Go early thought is was getting too hot for some in our party!

1  Thank MaryJo M
Reviewed 9 November 2012

As homeschoolers from Canada, we were thrilled to find that there was a homeschool field trip scheduled when we were visiting. We joined in and met some other families, and spent a lovely day exploring trees and plants from all over. The kids wondered how...More

2  Thank VHW67
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Nice collection. Pretty well maintained. Lot of water used in the desert. Especially for a University claiming to be the leader in sustainabilty. The grass is important, especially for the football field. Do not want it to go to waste in the farms to the...More

3  Thank tim k
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