This place is gorgeous. What the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park basically is, is an old mansion situated on several, several acres of beautiful scenic shrubbery and land. They are open to the public so that you may come and barbecue, have a picnic, tour the old mansion, or just go for a nice stroll on the magnificent grounds. It truly is beautiful there. There are lakes with frogs and lily pads and the old mansion house is a wonder to behold both inside and outside. Adults would enjoy it more but kids will have just as much fun playing ball or tag on the grounds, as long as you don't force them to go on the tedious house tour with you.