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The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Holden Arboretum = Garden of Eden

The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio is so beautiful feels like a garden of Eden . We just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SandiF85140
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Saad
Suprises in Tree Tops

We have been members of Holden for many years and recently enjoyed the walk up the Emergent Tower... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RosaC1522NM
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Cleveland, Ohio
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The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; the 20-acre Layer Rhododendron Garden and the 4.5 acre Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden; and collections of lilacs, viburnums, crabapples and conifers. The Arboretum includes the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower, which are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Guided walking tours of the grounds are available from April through May, and tram tours are available May through October. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes in January and February, weather permitting.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio is so beautiful feels like a garden of Eden . We just visited this gem and I can whole-heartedly recommend this to EVERYONE. It's a good place to visit with children both young and old; for families and singles...More

Thank SandiF85140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members of Holden for many years and recently enjoyed the walk up the Emergent Tower. I am afraid of heights, but was able to climb to one row below the very top of the tower to see the red stems (petioles) on...More

Thank RosaC1522NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 2 days in a car it was nice to find a place to get out and walk. It’s a very pretty area. The butterfly gardens were more bees than butterflies but that was ok. The gardens were still beautiful. I also did the tower,...More

Thank Tonya V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This outside park offers everything from picturesque wildflowers to trees both hardwood and Evergreen, ponds, perennials and annuals. The hiking trails range from easy and moderate to slightly difficult. The Valley Trail is the most difficult as it is over 2 miles in length and...More

2  Thank 636jeff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not just a place for peaceful walks and admiring beautiful flowers... there is something for adventure lovers as well!! If you're not afraid of the heights and you don't mind walking up there on a structure that's constantly swinging from side to side... check...More

2  Thank BuckeyeAdventures
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Numerous walking paths through beautiful gardens and ponds. For a extra fee you can and should climb the emergent tower and cross the Murch Canopy, both will give you breathtaking views high above the trees! The park is dog friendly but your furry friends are...More

2  Thank shells213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The extra fee for the canopy walk and to venture to the top of the observation tower is well worth it. Allow enough time for a leisurely stroll around the grounds and a hike on the trails. One time there and you will go back.

1  Thank kbobk51
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Thursday during the summer, when admission was $5.00 after 5:00 PM. There is a large parking lot and it is free to park. We climbed the emergent tower and did the canopy walk. The steps on the tower are wide and...More

2  Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great hiking and site seeing to enjoy and learn about nature. Lots of trails, lots of hidden paths. So much to see you cannot do it all in one day. The Tower and suspension bridge walk are a must!

1  Thank LLynn330
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

I can't believe we've driven past this lovely place for years without stopping. It's just a few miles off course and well worth the diversion, especially if you have a military ID, the price can't get any better. We did pay the extra $4.00 for...More

2  Thank purpleUnion_KY
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Tim2017
25 June 2017|
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Response from GiddyupBorzoi | Reviewed this property |
June, 2017 pricing: $10 (seniors 60+ $5 on Tuesdays) $4 Children 6-18 members & under 5 free Open until 8pm on Thursdays with after 5pm admission only $5 $4 to add combo tower & canopy walk Check website for discounts and... More
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Denise J
19 September 2016|
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Response from flbirdman | Reviewed this property |
Many stairs. I do not know how many but my guess is well over hundred. The closer to the top, the Stars get narrow. Think it would be very difficult for someone with a cane.
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Ann L
5 September 2016|
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Response from Sasha W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a picnic area at the visitors' center.
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