If you’re intrigued about what makes a garden top in the country, we advise a visit ASAP to the Arboretum—rated 2019's #1 botanical garden by USA Today Readers’ Choice. West of downtown, you’ll instantly escape into nature with 1,200 acres of gardens, tree collections, prairie, woodlands and trails. Two unique gardens make the Arboretum world-class. At Chinese Garden of Harmonious Beauty, enter through the moon gate and stroll from pathway to pond, tree to peony garden, through the Peony Pavilion and by three magnificent rocks from China’s Qinling Mountains. The Harrison Sculpture Garden features 23 outdoor sculptures by international artists on 3 acres of rolling hills and grove of trees. More to explore—get around on Tram, shuttle or hike. Check out their visitor center, exhibits, gift store, and café (with beer, wine)!