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Address: Brainerd, MN
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+1 218-829-8770

In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country...

In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country skiing.

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Wilderness in the city

You park across from a shopping mall and an apartment complex, walk a few blocks and you are in the wilderness. Great place to hike in the autumn for fall colors, we often see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You park across from a shopping mall and an apartment complex, walk a few blocks and you are in the wilderness. Great place to hike in the autumn for fall colors, we often see deer and squirrels. They also have great groomed cross country skiing trails in winter, good for beginners and intermediate skier's. So glad this land was preserved... More 

Thank pawatt50
Isanti, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It seems like a decent trail area, but even at 10:30 am it was too hot out. There was no senior discount, There wasn't very good signage. There was however, a fitness trail that had equipment.

Thank aginggoddess
Barnesville, Minnesota
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92 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

There are over 500 acres of woods with approximately 12 miles of paths. The gardens near the visitor center are very nice (but weedy) and also along the closer paths are a Monet bridge, a secret garden, a rose garden and other very pretty areas. I also went on a hike north through the woods and they were dirt or... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a quick drive through, but I was impressed! We will come back again when we have more time.

Thank S Kristi A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I don't think I have ever felt more under attack from mosquitos! This place is crazy. It seems somewhat unkept and like it has seen better days. The trails are not well marked and even the gazebos are overgrown with weeds. There is stagnant water everywhere. It is disappointing.

Thank EVDJ
Brainerd, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Visit the many acres of well tended flower beds and walk the shady lanes. Or ski the trails in the winter. I have enjoyed gatherings at the office-education building.

Thank Nedra V
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We are proud of Northland Arboretum and what it has given to this Brainerd area. It is well run, well maintained and a business we are proud of. We used it years ago (in its infancy) for cross/country skiing.

Thank MVL82837
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This place was great for walking and feeling like we were getting away from it all. However, the nature trails are marked for directions only, no information provided on the plants and trees, which we found a bit disappointing.

Thank Alexis B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Worth looking into when you are in Brainerd. Off the beaten path but great facility and grounds. Looking forward to cross-country skiing with the lights...but we need some snow in Brainerd. Hiking paths are perfect.

Thank M B
Brainerd, Minnesota
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75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

I have lived in this town for 30 years and never been to the Arboretum until two weeks ago. We visited the Arboretum for their annual Christmas Light show. The show was very very good. It was $15 per car. You drive slowly through the maze of displays. The only complaint I had was that it was not advertised as... More 

Thank Richard C

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