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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

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Address: 400 Garden Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-1807
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+1 423-821-1160
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice area

The areas to walk around are very pretty. It would be a nice place to have a picnic. There aren't a lot of animals but the ones that they have are kept in nice enclosures... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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Mission, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, you can walk or drive the loop around the property. I went for the history tour which was fantastic. The professor was so engaging and I learned a lot about the indigenous people of the area. They also have some animals you can view. It is so peaceful there and the staff are friendly and helpful. Great place... More 

Thank Kathy D
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have recently visited Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center several times over the past year and I plan to return frequently. This is a beautiful piece of land with over 300 acres nestled between Lookout Creek and iconic Lookout Mountain. There are trails (about 15 miles in all) that cover the property and also connect to other trail systems.... More 

Thank Lawrence M
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Gorgeous, relaxing, scenic surroundings. You can visit the conservation animals like the red wolves then bounce over to the tree house experience. Once done there you can enter the main areas either on foot, on bike or by car and visit the vast areas of flowers, animals in nature, stop and see the structures and even have a picnic (please... More 

Thank babettekittie
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We did the car trip this last time, but have done the trails in the past. It is a wonderful place to just relax and enjoy all that God has blessed us with in the Lookout Mountain area. The beauty of this place is remarkable and the signs and brochures that provide information on what you are seeing just enhance... More 

Thank Alan B
Dousman, Wisconsin
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240 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This park like setting isn't the easiest area to find, but find it you must since it is worth it. Lot of trails to walk and it is a venue to special events like birthday parties, weddings. It is what I call more in the line of obscure Chattanooga but it is so pretty and restful here it is a... More 

Thank Monica58860
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48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The areas to walk around are very pretty. It would be a nice place to have a picnic. There aren't a lot of animals but the ones that they have are kept in nice enclosures. Cost-wise it's not bad if you're planning to kayak or spend the day exploring the area. There is a driving loop and areas to pull... More 

Thank Misswags
Jacksonville, Florida
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

True nature, quiet, relaxing and a must see. Do you prefer walk, hike or drive? It doesn't matter as you can do it all here. Fall leaves added to the beauty. Sun bursts coming between the tree trunks and fall colored leaves will have you thinking of nothing but how beautiful life really is. We didn't prepare ahead of time... More 

Thank nermpook
Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Peaceful setting, interesting facility. Can take a ride around the facility (in own car) with several places to stop and look or reflect.

Thank X46RLcindyr
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The entire family enjoys heading out here. The animals, the peaceful feeling out on the trails, the treehouse are all sure to make the experience very pleasant. Sometimes, we intentionally go over there when the weather is poor so that it less crowded and we feel that we have it to ourselves. Don't expect a huge Disney style production, but... More 

Thank Hubbynfather
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was a night time paddle trip. I went with a large group to do the reflection riding 2 nights ago. I wanted to wait to write a review so that it would not be written based solely on my emotional state upon returning home. There was no information regarding the distance we would travel nor the pace in which... More 

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Corey H, Director of Education at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, responded to this review

I want to thank Mrs. Noland for her review of our program. In order to better our visitor experience, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center will now require two staff members on each canoe trip so that nobody ever feels lost again. In addition, we will be sending out a letter with what everybody can expect and what they need... More 

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