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Gizella Kopsick Arboretum

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Address: 901 North Shore Drive, NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-2052
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Hundreds of Palms

This is a beautifully maintained small park. Paved walkways meander through the park. Palms are all identified as to species, etc. It's well worth the visit with plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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solomons
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautifully maintained small park. Paved walkways meander through the park. Palms are all identified as to species, etc. It's well worth the visit with plenty of parking and right on the waterfront.

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Vestal, New York
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

A little oasis in the midst of the parks along the waterfront in St Pete. A great variety of palm trees; a nice easy walkway; some benches; and everything is well marked if you wanted to know the name of the tree you are enjoying. Only one little problem - the squirrell that thought we were there to feed him.... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

What a great idea to make a public garden filled with palm trees from all over the world, from Madagascar to Belize. Until you see them all together, you don't realize how different one palm is from the next. The bark, the height -- one called a foxtail palm truly does look like a foxtail. Once I'd seen it I... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a lovely space on the other side of the Vinoy from the Bayfront area. 800 palm trees and something like 236 species. Brick paved trail and many trees have an identification sign. Plus it's right near the water. Parking was easy on a Saturday afternoon and it worked well with my Mother In Law who uses a walker.... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The arboretum is a nice little walk just outside downtown st. pete. The day we went, there was plenty of free parking both on the street and at the parking lot that was right near by. It is not a very large park but it was a pleasant way to kill 15 minutes.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our family used to be in the landscape business. Whoever designed and planted this park were masters of their trade. We never saw so many types of palm trees in one area.

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Thank Bob19512014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Gizella Kopsick Arboretum is a great place to spend time walking or sitting in the park. It is particularly nice during hot weather as the foliage provides some shade. The winding, brick path can be easily navigated on foot and it is wheelchair accessible. There are benches that 'invite' visitors to sit and reflect or engage in quiet conversation.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We enjoying walking along the path looking at the various types of palm trees. Some had signage to tell you what they were. I'm thinking that others the signs had been removed. Regardless it was fun to see the different kinds. Plenty of free parking beside the park. While visiting we also walked along the beach. They have volleyball courts... More 

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Watertown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A very pleasant walk! Some of the signs labeling the trees were missing or difficult to read. Otherwise seemed well-maintained.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Do you like palms? This is the place to see. A vast array of palms of all different types make up the totally accessible arboretum. This is just down the street from my home and I love to stroll through the park, reading the names and origins of the great variety of palm trees and bushes.

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