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Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Address: 1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-352-6513
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Ranked #9 of 49 things to do in Amarillo
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went to se the Christmas lights. That means we went during the winter; meaning the gardens were nlt green. With that said I enjoyed the tropical area and the gardens were decorated very nicely. The inly thing is that it is very small. Nice place I will like to gi during the spring to be able to appreciate the... More 

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Amarillo, TX
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33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

They boast "100,000 lights" during Christmas time. It's a lovely way to spend an evening during the holidays-follow the paths lined with lights and snuggle for photos under the trees. It's pretty magical! Live music and hot chocolate are served inside during the event, too. Take a jacket and try to go earlier than later, as the crowds can get... More 

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52 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We've been to botanical gardens in many areas of the US and each one has it's own special appeal. This one was a pleasant surprise, I didn't expect to see so many blooming green plants in such a warm dry climate. And the butterfly sanctuary was a photographer's delight! It was very hot so dress accordingly and bring plenty of... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Botanical Gardens has made milestones in its physical plant (no pun intended) and programs. It now reaches out to more than just a limited population, for events invite families of all age groups. It's not as large as gardens found in big cities, but it is an interesting and rather startling space, considering the dusty, windy, wide-open spaces of... More 

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Claremont, California
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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We decided to visit the garden in the afternoon after we made our hotel reservations for the night. We had a very hard time finding it, but after several attempts, we located it. The admission price was very reasonable. The butterfly garden was beautiful with dozens of butterflies flying around from flower to flower. We even saw several rare hummingbird... More 

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Houston, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens are always interesting to visit and see what is new. Native plants are the way to go in a hot dry climate and by watching and learning from the staff, I too can have a pretty yard under difficult circumstances. The conservatory has a family of ducks that can survive the climate of Amarillo, and many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Very Relaxing & Pleasant Place to Spend The Afternoon, just walking around and looking at the beautiful flowers and foliage. I was pleasantly surprised to find such a green atmosphere here in the very dry western Texas panhandle. We also toured the gardens at Christmas when then had thousands of lights on the plants and trees. I am told they... More 

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Sunray, Texas, USA
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It's a very short trek through the rainforest, but it is an experience you won't forget. Just the smell of the earthy plants and the moisture - the flowers and the banana tree - really neat!!

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Dallas, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Gardening is clearly a challenge in Amarillo, but this place is lovely and the volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly.

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amarillo, texas
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

There were thousands of Christmas lights on all the plants, trees, paths, etc. It was beautiful and there was a giant Christmas tree inside. It was like being in fairy land. This is a very beautiful place to visit in the summer too.

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