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Arnold Arboretum, Boston
(4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Arnold Arboretum and other attractions in Boston using our Boston holiday planner.
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  • The Arnold Arboretum is a wonderful oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. Walk the paths and see many unusual tree specimens. Be sure to look for the historic Bonsai collection which dates back to...  more »
  • Come here frequently with my grand daughter She can run all over with no concerns with plenty of room Well maintained labeled trees-- birders are here too Many quiet paths as well as broad macadam ped...  more »
  • I love coming here. Great place for a walk or a jog, and for tree huggers like me, just a wonderful small space.