Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. You won’t be disappointed. Part of the University of Minnesota, it is home to wild and landscaped gardens alike. With 12.5 miles of trails, there’s hardly enough time in one visit. My family and I walked through the gardens closest to the main building, and then drove the 3 mile trail to stop and see some of the outer gardens, including a labyrinth!
- Mission: To be a resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education. To inspire and delight visitors with quality plants in well designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.
- Area: 1137 acres
- History: Horticultural Research Center founded in 1908. Arboretum proper founded in 1958