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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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  • Walking distance from my daughter's home, the Arboretum never fails to delight! Gorgeous in all seasons, with miles of trails and acres upon acres of spectacular greenery...all within sight of the tow...  more »
  • A great and free place for walking, running or your dogs! Tons of trees make it cooler even during a sunny day. Visit the bonsai exhibition in the park. Free street parkings are available along the bo...  more »
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  • The Arboretum is an excellent place to visit during all seasons. My favorite times in the summer and fall. I enjoy seeing all the flowers and in the fall the leaves changing colors and falling. In the summer I love coming here just for a stroll, picnic, or simply walking my dogs. Sometimes parking can be a hassle and some days its easy. It's a great park and its big but small park, and so much to explore.
  • Great place to go for a walk and enjoy nature while experiencing many different trees, shrubs and other plants you wouldn't typically find in a New England forest. Great place to go on a nice, sunny day. There are a few hills where you can get great views of Boston too!

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