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Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

37615 East Arboretum Way
Superior , AZ , 85173
Phone: 602-827-3000
33° 16' 48.3528" N, 111° 9' 32.5692" W
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. Cooperatively managed by the non-profit 501(3)(c) Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, Inc., the University of Arizona, and Arizona State Parks, this venerable 392-acre "Arizona oasis" has nearly three miles of paths and trails winding through colorful gardens, woodlands and along native riparian habitat. Founded in 1924 and dedicated to instilling in people an appreciation for desert plants, the Arboretum is about 45 minutes' drive due east of Mesa, near highway 60 milepost #223 as you approach the historic copper-mining town of Superior.


Academic, Science, Exercise & Health, Healthful Living, Hiking, Hands-on, Nature/Outdoors

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