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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum opens Friday to drivers only

Visitors can ride through the Arboretum's Three-Mile Drive
Visitors can reserve a slot from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Visitors can reserve a slot for the drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Minnesotans can see the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s iconic tulip fields this year after all — through car windows only.

After closing in mid-March because of the pandemic, the University of Minnesota’s arboretum will open its Three-Mile Drive through its various gardens and woodlands starting Friday.

“Based on the success of this initial phase and our ability to continue to ensure everyone’s safety, we hope to announce additional plans for expanded access at a later date,” Arboretum Director Peter Moe said in a statement.

"We are delighted that visitors will get to see the magnificent 39,000 tulips in bloom and be welcomed back to nature, which we all need during these challenging times.”

Visitors are required to register online, and to “generally keep moving” along the drive. The parking lot and the main building will remain closed.

Tickets will cost $15 per car for non-members, with all visitors required to show a receipt for online registration via phone or a printed copy to the gatehouse staff through closed windows. 

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