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Dawes Arboretum

7770 Jacksontown Rd SE, Heath, Ohio 43056 USA

“Nearly 8 Miles of Hiking!”

Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Arboretum now covers nearly 1,800 acres and includes eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile Auto Tour. It features more than 15,000 living plants, a Japanese Garden, as well as Deep Woods or Dutch Fork Wetlands. It also has an Observation Tower for an amazing view. By the time The Dawes Arboretum was founded in 1929, over 50,000 trees had been planted and the grounds had doubled in size to 293 acres. Beman and Bertie Dawes created The Arboretum as a private foundation: “To encourage the planting of forest and ornamental trees … to give pleasure to the public and education to the youth.” Today, The Dawes Arboretum displays nearly 5,000 different types of woody plants. Active records are kept on more than 30,000 individual plants. To ensure the continuation of The Arboretum, Beman and Bertie Dawes established an endowment fund. Today, the endowment continues to be the major source of funds for The Dawes Arboretum that has grown from 293 acres in 1929 to over 1,800 acres.

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Reviewed by
jarodrose1

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June 16, 2014

Excellent place to visit. Totally free and a great way to get out and see some of the finest gardens and trees in the country!

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AmberSavage

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July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful! Great photo opportunities and kids love it!

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CindyColemanWooters

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July 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful!

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breazey

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March 08, 2015
Rated 5.0

Beautiful place with lots to see and events year round. Even got married here in 2013.

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Cullen Brown

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

I love Dawes, but my last visit was incredibly disappointing. A lot of the trails and paths are closed due to maintenance, which means you won't be able to see the log cabin or Japanese Garden, and one of my favorite trees was chopped down. Still, I cherish Dawes enough to give it a decent review.

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Dawes Arboretum

7770 Jacksontown Rd SE
Heath, Ohio
43056 USA

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