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Cox Arboretum MetroPark

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Peaceful and Serene

This is a great place to unwind and enjoy nature. The ponds and surrounding landscape are kept... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sonya G
Miamisburg, Ohio
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Family fun

October offers a great time to go and visit Cox Arboretum. The vivid colors are great this is time... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
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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...more
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6733 Springboro Pike, Kettering, OH 45449-3415
+1 937-434-9005
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to unwind and enjoy nature. The ponds and surrounding landscape are kept meticulously and there are always geese and turtles to observe. There are many photo ops so plan to take lots of pictures. They provide plenty of benches to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sonya G
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

October offers a great time to go and visit Cox Arboretum. The vivid colors are great this is time of year and you can spend hours hiking these paths and breathing the open air. A fun outing for kids

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mortgageman9000
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. Beautiful dosent begin to describe it. You feel like you should be taking a picture every 15 seconds or so. Lots of people here on a late Thursday afternoon in mid October. Great to see families enjoying the out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Great park to go spend a beautiful day hiking ,picnicking, and enjoying nature! Ponds, bridge, flowers , butterfly house, all sorts of trails and beautiful landscape. Observation tower is awesome viewing at top!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie J
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I love Cox. It's always peaceful here, the hiking trails are well maintained, the butterfly house is incredible, and we usually find turtles in the pond.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Smita K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I love Cox Arboretum!!! There is so much to do. You can go on hike,feed the fish or just sit and enjoy the scenery. This is a great place to take pictures. I’ve been to a wedding here and it was beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shari K
Reviewed 30 June 2018

As you may have gathered from other reviews, The Fetching Mrs. Rat and I are big fans of Ohio's Metro Parks. Overall we believe that Cbus has the best in the state. Cox Arboretum in Dayton gives any of Cbus' parks a run for their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Johnnyrat1
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of nature trails to hike around through the woods and a few ponds and a stream to sit by and relax. It is a nice place to just lay outside and enjoy nature.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TravelingJohnB80
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

All age friendly—very beautiful and informative—- the Monet Bridge and Graden amazing— area in front for picnic — can get guided tour however trails well marked and easy to follow—bird blind is cool you also see lots of fish, frogs, etc there. This is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lela_bshaw
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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Response from FiveRiversMetroParks | Property representative |
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in Cox Arboretum MetroPark on- or off-leash.