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A trip to the Arboretum

A trip to the Arboretum


I meant to have written this quite some time ago but we have been making a lot of trips this summer to visit family and it got a little lost in the shuffle.  About a month ago my little family made a trip to a beautiful arboretum at Penn State University that was filled with exotic and local flowers and spectacular sights.

When we first walked up the visitors building was completely surrounded by these beautiful flower beds and pots.  I thought to myself this is going to be such a relaxing trip with amazing sights.  As we walked through the entrance there was a field for children to play where I imagine they hold events on occasion.  These surrounding the field were picturesque views of rose bush walls like you imagine seeing in  castle or palace.  After staring in awe for a few minutes we decided to checkout the kids section which offered so many interesting exhibits and activities.


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I don’t want to bore you with too many details of our adventure but want to share some of the cool exhibits that were offered.  There was this whole section of vegetable garden where kids could water everything with buckets that were provided.  If you happened to catch my last #MySundayPhoto post then you might have seen the succulent kaleidoscope picture which was quite a inventive feat.  There was also a section that included grapes growing on the vine, a small cave with a sandbox, some musical instruments, and supper cool frog lilly pond.  Even though it has been weeks since we went I still think of the beautiful flowers and go back to look at the pictures on my phone.  If you ever get the chance to visit Penn State I would definitely recommend taking an hour or so check it out; especially since it’s so family friendly 🙂



Have you ever been to an Arboretum? What is your favorite family friendly outing?

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