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John A. Finch Arboretum, Spokane

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John A. Finch Arboretum is a public arboretum located at West 3404 Woodland Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, USA on Sunset Hill. It is open daily without charge.

The arboretum was established in 1949 along 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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautifully kept arboretum, close to town, but peaceful. Many of the trees are named and older with a nice variety. Plenty of grass to stroll and a building with info.  more »
  • I love this arboretum. It is close to the freeway. You hear traffic noise, but it is lovely nonetheless. I wondered if this would be a good visit, given that it is fall. But, with the warm November te...  more »
  • This place is very pretty . A lot of walking, not much parking. Good place for a picnic and family photos! Wide open spaces great for kids to run (no play equipment)  more »
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  • Was there for a short time but what we saw was beautiful. Map showed trials but we didn't see them. Maybe we didn't look hard enough.
  • Awesome place to take kids to learn bout different species of trees,plants etc. Take a picnic lunch w you and enjoy the day there. Have the kids bring bug catching supplies to check out all the different bugs cuz there's lots to see( hahaha).
  • Lovely! Was a short visit this time....next time I look forward to exploring more of it.
  • My wife has lived here her whole life and it's absolutely beautiful
  • This is a cool park with examples of different types of trees. It's a bit noisey being right next to the freeway