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Spring at The Arboretum

Mississippi Embayment

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Flight 5191 Memorial

Winter Newsletter 2016-17 Year In Review

Visit Us!

  • The Arboretum is open daily dawn until dusk for exploring.
  • The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Admission to the grounds is free
  • Contributions may be deposited in the donation tube outside the Visitor Center
  • Check out our FAQs for more information!

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Important Information

  • A photography permit is necessary for all commercial landscape and portrait photography, including wedding, family, engagement, graduation, prom, senior photos, etc.
  • Organized events at The Arboretum are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director.