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The Arboretum at Flagstaff

#28 of 107 things to do in Flagstaff Features Animals
4001 S Woody Mountain Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
+1 928-774-1442
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A pleasant walk

The Arboretum's greenhouses were filled with rows of identical starter plants, little of interest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alicia M
Glendale, Arizona
A very good education on local flora & fauna.

We took the long walking tour and learned a lot about forestry and restoration efforts in AZ. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Created to help people understand the flora of northeastern Arizona, this 200-acre botanical garden includes 2,500 species of high elevation plants and miles of walking trails to explore them.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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4001 S Woody Mountain Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
+1 928-774-1442
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arboretum's greenhouses were filled with rows of identical starter plants, little of interest or the unusual there. The butterfly house is nice, but we only saw three types of butterflies in it. Trails are walkable and covered in bark, making them comfortable underfoot. Some...More

1  Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the long walking tour and learned a lot about forestry and restoration efforts in AZ. This facility does a lot of research on native plants and reestablish these plants. The Arboretum also does extensive work on reestablishing areas that have been burned by...More

1  Thank danf552017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been a few years since our last visit and we were pleasantly surprised at how much the place has expanded. The plant selection and variety was terrific. Virtually all of the plants were in good health and clearly well cared for. The herb garden...More

1  Thank AzDEAT
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Arboretum is a must see if visiting Flagstaff. If you live in Flagstaff it is a wonderful organization to support. It is full of beautiful landscaped gardens of native plants and there are lots of seasonal activities for both adults and children alike. There...More

Thank Tastraveler2013
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Very small but interesting arboretum. We took a tour from the docent which was helpful in understanding the history and goal of the institution. Butterfly house was disappointing compared to others I have seen, although we were told the population was unusually low due to...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you have a 4x4, this will be your ideal vehicle for arriving at this property. Once inside, keep in mind the long winter delays the typical spring/summer flowers that you might see in other parts of the country.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went to the Arboretum a couple of weeks ago. It was a bit early in the season so not a lot was blooming yet, but the Butterfly Room was wonderful. Got some really nice pictures in there. Planning to go back again in July, when...More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I went there today and went on tour learning about the plants and there medicinal properties. Docent was naturopath. Very interesting and each tour would differ with participants giving different views. Butterfly house was lovely compact with lots of butterflies around and a puparium to...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I've visited this attraction several times over the years. It changes some, but it always seems unfinished. I enjoy seeing all the plants, especially the flowers, but they are not plentiful. We took a guest with us this time and she made similar comments. It...More

Thank 911Visitor
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A lovely little area for the public to walk around a pond, special gardens. Birding. Little gift shop. Quiet and relaxing walk.

Thank Barbara W
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