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Man-made wetlands dominate the northern end of the Dawes Arboretum in Licking County east of Columbus.Dutch Fork Wetlands features a 1.3-mile loop trail. It features pools and prairie grasses. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
Dawes Arboretum features a 4.46-mile driving tour plus 12 miles of trails. It is home to 16,000 plants and gets nearly 300,000 visitors a year. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
A 36-foot-high observation towers rises above Dawes Arboretum spelled out in American arborvitae. The hedges stretch nearly 2.050 feet, longer than six football fields. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
Dawes Arboretum, established by Beman Dawes and his wife, Bertie, features trees. Hollies are among its prime collections. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
The 10-room Daweswood House Museum was built in 1866-1867. It is surrounded by well-groomed gardens at the 1,800-acre arboretum. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
A bald cypress swamp, complete with cypress knees rising out of the dark-stained waters, is one of the features at Dawes Arboretum near Newark in east-central Ohio. A wooden boardwalk takes visitors into the heart of the mini-swamp. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)