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Dawes Arboretum, Newark

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Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Arboretum now covers nearly 2,000 acres and includes eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile Auto Tour. Come see some of our more than 17,000 living plants. Relax in our Japanese Garden. Hike through our Woodlands or Dutch Fork Wetlands. Climb our Observation Tower for an amazing view.

The Dawes Arboretum is a private, non-profit organization. The grounds are open daily, closed only on New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Please view our website at for our most up-to-date hours, which change seasonally. Admission is free. Membership donations are appreciated. We hope to see you soon!
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  • It’s very clear that so much love and attention is poured into the grounds of this beautiful arboretum. There are so many different areas to explore. If you love nature and it’s beauty, you won’t be....  more »
  • Beman and Bertie Dawes created The Arboretum in 1929. There are 15,400 plants on grounds on almost 2,000 acres. Take the “tunnel” over to Arboretum East consisting of woodlands, a pond, agriculture...  more »
  • Pleasant place to walk on the way to Columbus. We stopped for a place to stretch our legs from the drive between Pittsburgh and Columbus, and found manicured lawns, and lovely gardens. What an asset for the area.
  • Quiet on the Labor Day weekend. If you are a member of another local arboretum you get in free. Nice place.

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