Louisiana State Arboretum


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Louisiana State Arboretum


Location:On LA 3042, 8 miles north of Ville Platte and 1.5 miles from the entrance to Chicot State Park (see separate entry).
Facilities:Herbarium, outdoor exhibits, trails (3 miles), restrooms.
Activities:Nature study, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Established in 1961, the Louisiana State Arboretum was the first state-supported arboretum in the United States. The arboretum offers visitors a living botanical museum with natural growth and plantings grown for scientific or educational purposes. Trees, shrubs, and flowers are labeled for observation along an extensive network of trails. Due to its great variation in topography, almost every type of Louisiana vegetation, except coastal marsh and prairie, is represented on the site.
Address:4213 Chicot Park Rd
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Phone:337-363-6289
Phone: 888-677-6100;
Web: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iarbor.aspx
Size: 300 acres.

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