Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens: A Quick Photo Tour

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Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Dallas for a work-related workshop. I flew in Monday and had the entire afternoon to explore Dallas before the workshop began on Tuesday. Before leaving, I scouted out several area attractions online and narrowed my options down based on proximity to the airport, proximity to my hotel, and amount of time required to see the entire attraction. Normally, I seek out a live theatre production or museum first. And, while Dallas has so many live theatre options – none of them had a show going that would fit my available time while I was there….super disappointing. Knowing that, I went back and forth between the Dallas Zoo, the Perot Museum, and the Arboretum & Botanical Garden. The zoo had some recent storm damage and closed exhibits – taking it off the list; the Perot Museum reads more like a children’s museum online with lots of reading exhibits (think posters on the walls type of displays) – which took it off the list; leaving the Arboretum. Being halfway between the airport and my hotel didn’t hurt, either.Dallas_03

The Gardens were beautiful – all decked out for Autumn with tons of pumpkins, mums, and other cool-blooming flowers. Not to mention, the squirrels were going crazy stocking up on pumpkin seeds and nuts. Dallas_07 Dallas_09 Dallas_06 Dallas_08 Dallas_05 Dallas_02

There were also a ton of monarch butterflies stopping by on their way to Mexico. Dallas_10 Dallas_01Overall, I’m happy that the Arboretum won and had a good afternoon wandering around the various gardens.

Have you ever been to the Dallas Arboretum – or an arboretum in general? Do you know of any other great attractions in Dallas?

 

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