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McKee Botanical Garden

350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Vero Beach
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
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Tampa, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went to McKee Botanical Garden on a date, was recommended by my mother-in-law to go and we wanted to try it out. A little smaller than I was imagined but it was a wonderful walk to see flowers and ponds. I love how there was a little history behind the gardens and it was interesting to see how they are... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Many types of colorful flowers and trees to look at as you walk along the walking paths thru out the property. If your lucky like my wife and I were when we stopped and got the chance to see the awesome orchid up in the tree branch growing! A very nice place to spend the afternoon.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
55 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First open in 1929, as McKee Jungle Gardens, Vero Beach, US Hwy #1. Tells story of our past. Most of the 80 acres were sold in '76. Indiana River Land Trust reopened in 2001 as a Florida landmark. Now on National Register of Historic places. Loaded with "Flora & Fauna" they have lots of native plants. Cost $12.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was surprised that a town as small as Vero Beach had a botanical garden at all, let alone one of such size and beauty. There is a story recounting the history of how this happened, but I cannot remember all the details. The wide diversity of plants makes for a pleasant hour or two wandering along the many branching... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Step back into the early days of Florida's forests and unspoiled ponds. Nature lover's paradise and the backpack adventures are great for the kids. Will go back again in the spring when the temperature's are cooler.

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The variety of plants and pleasing aesthetics make this garden a must visit. Wonderful assortment of water lilies. Easy to view in 2-3 hours.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

My family and I are vacationing here at Vero Beach we stopped at the gardens, when we were finished touring my husband and daughter (who is 8 and very well behaved) walked in the gift shop my daughter asked the lady if she had Christmas ornaments and the lady in a very mean tone answers her with "NO WE DONT"... More

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very interesting place to learn about SEBASTIAN past, an see garden with beautiful plants and flowers,a good visited for take pictures and walk a little.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I wanted to get out of the house and do something so we drove south to Vero Beach where we found McKee Botanical Gardens. It is relaxing and meditative. - spent 3 hours just walking around. It was a bit warm but we found some shade on some of the paths which wander through the gardens. Not a large garden... More

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New York City, New York
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304 reviews 304 reviews
77 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This wonderful escape from the norm is a very happy space to spend several hours. The layout of vegetation affords users a chance to escape into their own fantasies. The wonderful foliage is a delight to see and every time that I go which is at least twice a year I see something new and refreshing. The gift shop affords... More

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