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Arnold Arboretum, Boston

#6 of 35 in Parks in Boston
Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
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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  • I came in this park to do my jogging, I had met nice people, I loved the beauty of the trees and plants, very well maintained.  more »
  • This is a lovely and picturesque part of Boston. If you enjoy nature and walking this a must. Enjoy the beautiful plants and trees while taking a leisurely walk. The aborreumn covers at least a two....  more »
  • 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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