University of Alabama Arboretum

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Copper "tree" sign at the entrance to the arboretum.

The University of Alabama Arboretum is a 60-acre (243,000 m²) arboretum located near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Pelham Loop Road in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The Arboretum's primary emphasis is on Alabama's native flora and fauna. It includes 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails through native piney woods and oak-hickory climax forest, a wildflower garden containing more than 250 species, ornamental plants, an experimental garden, a bog garden, an open-air pavilion, and a children's garden. Two greenhouses contain collections of orchids, cacti, and tropical plants.

The Arboretum is open daily without charge from sunrise to sunset, except for a few major holidays. It is part of the University of Alabama Museums, which also include the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Gorgas House, Moundville Archaeological Museum, the Office of Archaeological Research, and Paul W. Bryant Museum.[1]

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  1. ^ [1] University of Alabama Arboretum

Coordinates: 33°11′37″N 87°28′50″W / 33.19349°N 87.48061°W / 33.19349; -87.48061