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John A. Finch Arboretum, Spokane

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John A. Finch Arboretum 56.65 acres (22.93 ha) is a public arboretum located at West 3404 Woodland Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, United States in the West Hills neighborhood. It is open daily without charge. Dogs are not allowed at the arboretum.
The arboretum was established in 1949 after the last living executor of the John A. Finch estate released $250,000 for the purpose. The landscape follows Garden Springs Creek, and now contains about 2,000 trees and shrubs, including 65 groups of lilacs, as well as a rhododendron grove, conifer and maple collections, and a nature trail. The arboretum lies in a small valley running southwest-to-northeast carved by the creek. I-90 and the Sunset Highway, which use the valley to descend into Spokane from the higher elevation of the Columbia Plateau, respectively form the southern and northern borders of the park.

The arboretum is home to the Touch and See Nature Trail, which is owned by the Girl Scout council in the area. It was refurbished by Darlea Chatburn in 2004 who received her Gold Award after the completion of the project.
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  • Beautiful location especially in the fall. Lots of colors. Lots of great backdrops trees, water and colorful foliage. 
    Beautiful location especially in the fall. Lots of colors. Lots of great backdrops trees, water and colorful foliage.  more »
  • With the crispness in the air, the changing of the leaves, it's time to visit before the snow comes. 
    With the crispness in the air, the changing of the leaves, it's time to visit before the snow comes.  more »
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  • I have always loved this place, for as long as I can remember. It's so beyond beautiful there. The maintenance around the entire Arboretum is not an easy job, but it is so well kept! It has such a nice loop to walk, as well as "going off the path" to explore the awesome bridges that have such a cool creek underneath. It is a great place to run around, play pass with a ball/ Frisbee, have a picnic, or just to simply walk around and enjoy the beautiful colors and trees/ plants and always possibly see wild life. Today I went there again, and had an awesome tour. Can't wait to go back again! Thank you to all who work here to make it an amazing place to get to visit, I appreciate all you guys do to keep it so beautiful there!
  • This is a free arboretum in Spokane. This was my first visit. The trees are mostly labeled and you freely walk wherever you want. I was expecting more fall colors. There is a section of deciduous trees that were turning. Lots of people wandering around taking portraits.

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