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Cox Arboretum MetroPark

6733 Springboro Pike, Kettering, OH 45449-3415
+1 937-434-9005
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Beautifully kept park of flora and fauna

Lots of walking paths, with turtle-filled ponds, trees identified by hanging tags, and plants... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jacqueline N
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Dayton, Ohio
Beautiful place

Sometimes a little solitude is the order of the day. Very few places deliver on peace and quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mortgageman9000
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This beautiful 189-acre facility is a special place for visitors to escape among trees, shrubs, specialty gardens, mature forests, and prairies. The arboretum hosts year-round educational programs that teach children and adults about sustainable horticulture, plant science, and conservation. Cox Arboretum MetroPark is also home to a native-Ohio Butterfly House.
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6733 Springboro Pike, Kettering, OH 45449-3415
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+1 937-434-9005
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"butterfly house"
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"beautiful park"
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"beautiful place"
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"spring flowers"
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"perfect spot"
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"family photos"
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"dayton area"
in 6 reviews
"easy hiking trails"
in 2 reviews
"lookout tower"
in 2 reviews
"pretty place"
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"enjoy nature"
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"full bloom"
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"closed for maintenance"
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"crab apple"
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"ample parking"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of walking paths, with turtle-filled ponds, trees identified by hanging tags, and plants blooming, yet to bloom, and past their early spring stage. A multitude of volunteers keep the park beautifully pruned and mown. The butterfly house is a testimony to hope - I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sometimes a little solitude is the order of the day. Very few places deliver on peace and quiet like Cox Arboretum. Indeed a beautiful place. Just a great place to hike look at the rock gardens and butterfly’s home

Thank Mortgageman9000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family lived in Huber North when we began visiting Cox Arboretum. We had two little girls who loved the park. Over the years we watched and enjoyed as it was being expanded and enhanced. When I later began teaching preschool I took my students...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went together as a family and along with friends. The weather was pleasant and the spring flowers were in full bloom .it was an ideal location for taking family pictures and family portraits .enjoyed the water bodies and artificial water falls. Planning to visit...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Spring is finally here. winter isn't wanting to leave us this year. We had some recent snow and unseasonably cold weather so didn't know if the delicate spring flowers would be worth the trip. There were areas that the frost and snow had definitely took...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A very lovely place to stroll around. Has a lovely pond with flowers and greenery around. Ducks and gold fish swimming. A dog resides on the grounds to shew away the Canadian geese who frequent the park. Has several trails to take that lead around...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This Park is huge , nice sceneries , has a butterfly house , Ponds and a good place to walk around alone or with the family in Spring time

Thank micheparsh
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cox has beautiful gardens and woods. There is a beautiful event space with a fireplace. Many people get married here outside near crab apple alley. There is a tower with great views and a butterfly house. It can get a bit crowded on Sundays. As...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

was bored so thought I'd take my camera and see what i could find to photograph at the park ... initially went to butterfly house and then around the lakes to find dragonflys and frogs etc.

1  Thank chattygirl7491
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Cox Arboretum is one of the best all-around metro-parks in the Dayton area. Scenic walking in either the tended gardens or in the woods. There are several features like the Butterfly exhibit or the lookout tower which makes the place really stand out. My husband...More

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wejamo
24 December 2017|
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Response from mshirachot | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! This park has a broad variety of photographic opportunities. My husband did graduation photos of our granddaughter there. We frequent the park with our cameras every season of the year. Whether you like... More
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matt30811
20 July 2016|
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Response from FiveRiversMetroParks | Property representative |
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in Cox Arboretum MetroPark on- or off-leash.
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