As the sun sets over the Iowa Arboretum… the Halloween Ar “Boo” Scare event begins. Darkness, sounds of time past and hidden surprises set the stage for Halloween night. Walk the “No Return Hidden Trail” and ride the “Hayride to the Valley of Darkness.” Bring a flashlight, wear a costume and enjoy the cool night air. Look for carved pumpkins, scare crows and lots of treats and treasures at this night event.
Delight in holiday treats and sounds as the festive season begins at the Arboretum’s gift shop. Find the perfect gift at the Holiday Sale.
Dad’s Belgian Waffles returns to the Arboretum to serve mammoth size waffles that will fill your plate and satisfy your appetite. See wonderfully Iowa Grown and decorated Christmas trees. Santa will be flying in from the North Pole to make a guest appearance. A great event for the entire family.
$8.00 per person. Children 5 and younger are free.
Decorated Tree Display at the Iowa Arboretum
Come and celebrate the best of Iowa grown Christmas trees at the Iowa Arboretum. Each tree is creatively decorated by local clubs, schools and organizations. Last year the following organizations participated: Boone County Master Gardener Association, Story County Master Gardener Association, Ames Garden Club, Boone Garden Club, Centering Porch (Madrid), Macaroni Kid – Story and Boone County, Madrid Garden Club, ISU Horticulture Club, United Community School PTO, Woodward Resource Center, ISU Women’s Club Gardening Division, Genesis Development, Boone County Girl Scouts, and the Boone County Family YMCA. The event is free and open to the public
Open from 9am to 4pm during the week, 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12 to 4pm on Sunday.