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The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Great place to explore!

My two year-old and I visited The Holden Arboretum over the summer and I was in total awe over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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The canopy and emergent tower offer great picture taking opportunities. On a clear day you can see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Halle C
Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
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The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; the 20-acre Layer Rhododendron Garden and the 4.5 acre Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden; and collections of lilacs, viburnums, crabapples and conifers. The Arboretum includes the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower, which are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Guided walking tours of the grounds are available from April through May, and tram tours are available May through October. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes in January and February, weather permitting.
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9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two year-old and I visited The Holden Arboretum over the summer and I was in total awe over every gorgeous square inch. The Emergent Tower was awesome; the view even more so. The canopy in the trees was very cool; however, not so cool...More

Thank JenBone30
Reviewed 1 week ago

The canopy and emergent tower offer great picture taking opportunities. On a clear day you can see all the way to the lake and the fall leaves color the view like a quilt. It is exhilarating making the climb and if you have a fear...More

Thank Halle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice arboretum, however what I think puts this one above others I have seen is the emergent tower and the canopy walk! Those were worth it. My arboretum that is closer to me is free, but I didn't mind admission after the...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the emergent tower and the seasonal decorations around the grounds but overall I was disappointed in this site. The canopy walk had a couple interpretative signs but mostly it seemed to be about a thrill than education or for views. The structure is...More

Thank FaithJones1
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and lovely gardens. But the best is the spectacular view from the top of the Emergent Tower. It's an invigorating climb to a platform above the treetops and the view is amazing. The Canopy Walk is also a wiggly, bouncy, creaky lot of...More

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to go for a hike . The tower and canopy tree walk were fun . Felt the canopy tee walk was a very short one . Don't forget to pay at the entrance if you would like to go to these two places...More

Thank haridas88
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We went this beautiful park in order to experience their "Canopy Walk" and "Emergent Tower" the canopy walk is really nice but the tower is amazing! We enjoyed the park like setting with a variety of different gardens and environments. There is a big emphasis...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I had been to Holden Arboretum once in the 35 years living in lake county. How sad is that! Friends of ours invited us to go with them and we spent a couple of hours there. What beautiful grounds and great walking...More

Thank 772cheriec
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Many beautiful trails to wander through and view breathtaking gardens of all sorts. Sit by a pond, or take in a summer concert. The Emergent Tower is incredible. On a clear day there are views to the lake. The Canopy Walk is fun as well...More

Thank Tomaz53
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I don't think I've been to the Holden Arboretum since elementary school when we looked at leaves. Wow, how things have changed! If you are heading to Cleveland and have some time, or maybe haven't crossed the river, or left your neighborhood in awhile, this...More

Thank Iheartpau
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24 June 2017|
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Response from GiddyupBorzoi | Reviewed this property |
June, 2017 pricing: $10 (seniors 60+ $5 on Tuesdays) $4 Children 6-18 members & under 5 free Open until 8pm on Thursdays with after 5pm admission only $5 $4 to add combo tower & canopy walk Check website for discounts and... More
Denise J
18 September 2016|
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Response from flbirdman | Reviewed this property |
Many stairs. I do not know how many but my guess is well over hundred. The closer to the top, the Stars get narrow. Think it would be very difficult for someone with a cane.
Ann L
4 September 2016|
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Response from Sasha W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a picnic area at the visitors' center.