A delightful and enchanting place to visit for the most enthusiastic naturalist, as well as for someone just beginning to discover the beauties of nature. An expert will immediately recognize the Louisiana State Arboretum State Preservation Area as an excellent example of a mature Beech-Magnolia forest. Others will simply enjoy walking the paths of one of Louisiana’s most beautiful, inspirational and quiet woodlands. Site is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Arboretum Visitor Center is located within Chicot State Park.