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University of Tennessee Arboretum

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Absolutely beautiful!

I was there several years ago with my husband. We walked the trails (there's several) looked at the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Kristina SiN B
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Calming walk through nature

It was very calming and regenerative to get away from the issue of work by walking through nature... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Columbia, Maryland
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“plants”(5 reviews)
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901 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8032
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I was there several years ago with my husband. We walked the trails (there's several) looked at the beautiful trees, plants, bushes, flowers etc. Absolutely beautiful, you'd never expect it from where it is. Calming, peaceful and serene, that you'll forget your other surroundings and...More

1  Thank Kristina SiN B
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Person who runs this place is a snob, so different from former person. Have held event here in past for years but now this person wants to change everything, gives great lip service but it means nothing.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It was very calming and regenerative to get away from the issue of work by walking through nature. The arboritum is near Y12 so it's easy to have a quick walk during lunch break.

1  Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Enjoy numerous. secluded trails with trees identified along the way. The 1st trail(s) to your left has an upper and lower route that both wind up at series of Oriental trees down in a low area with a stream.

1  Thank Olaf S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Wonderful place to take a walk through nature and admire many different plants and learn about them at the same time. The trails are easy strolls and well marked. You can spend a few minutes or several hours. Beautiful during every season. You may even...More

1  Thank Z9603DYmb
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great place for walking. Well cared for trails. Lots of trees labeled. Perfect for small kids to learn about trees. Leave the dog at home. You can walk the entire loop or one of the short trails.

1  Thank Andy D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a 250 acre research and education facility that has over 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens. I've hiked almost all the trails here & taken hundreds of pictures. It's not a huge park, but it's perfect for a quiet walk in the...More

2  Thank KendraB1967
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a wonderful place that many people drive right by without seeing. The plants are beautiful and most are well-labelled. The trails are also very nice though steep in parts. Our favorite time to visit is in the spring when the magnolias are in...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The University of Tennessee Arboretum has an absolutely fabulous collection of specimen trees, in addition to being a pretty place for a walk in the woods. They do organized hikes throughout the year, in addition to at least one really nice plant sale. It is...More

1  Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The arboretum is a nice place to walk and enjoy nature. There are 7 miles of hiking trails at varying degrees of difficulty. There are 3 constructed wetlands where frogs, turtles, dragonflies and other animals can be seen. The holly collection is great, especially in...More

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Jerry V
13 October 2017|
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Response from Andy D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. No, there is no admission fee. Enjoy the walk!