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The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Flagstaff
(3.2/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Open May 1st - October 31st, every day except Tuesdays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff is located on 200 acres within the Coconino National Forest. A research and environmental education center, the Arboretum is home to 2,500 species of plants in greenhouses, gardens, and natural habitats.

The Arboretum encompasses horticultural collections, rare plant specimens, historic buildings, and a nature trail through the Ponderosa pine forest.

Founded in 1981 with a mission to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and plant communities native to the Colorado Plateau, The Arboretum offers guided tours, school programs, and other festivals and events.
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  • Getting there costs throughout an effort since it is not paved and the road is in very bad condition. I have to pay to enter and be able to admire the landscape, see the trees and the butterfly that is
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  • We recently went for the Christmas Tree Display they just opened. First of all, the road to the Arboretum is awful. It needs to be graded. My car has been having issues since driving on it, and I drov...  more »
  • We thought the Arboretum would be a nice sidetrip but were surprised that the road was not paved. Some garden areas but mostly forest. It was late in the season and frost in the morning has become typ...  more »
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  • Made this an impromptu stop while visiting Flagstaff this past weekend, and were so glad we did. There were beautiful flowers to photograph and enjoy and there was a beautiful wedding going on while we were there too. The staff was extremely friendly including the staff member who we flagged down as she left and happily answered our questions at the entrance gate (she exemplified joy in her responses about the place) and Emily (behind the desk at the Visitor Center) was so very pleasant. Also, the woman in the horticulture center was pleasant. She helped us get a bucket to photograph a flower from the top-side so we didn't have to touch anything. Photos came out amazing! Thanks so much for making our stop a pleasant one--it ended up being the highlight of our trip!
  • Cute little aborium. Love the butterfly house. They're very good about teaching interesting facts about butterflies. They also sell sculptures made by local artists. Great for pictures. The bathrooms are a little icky.
  • Beautiful location, went here for a wedding, hard to access, the road is really beat up to get out there
  • Not as many or as large of facilities as you might expect for a normal arboretum, but the countryside is beautiful and it may develop further in the future. The ride out there is a little rough
  • The Halloween exhibit is overpriced and unorganized. Lots of room for improvement.