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Quad City Botanical Center

Address: 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone Number: 309-794-0991
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Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Rock Island
Type: Gardens, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We wanted to love this place, but couldn't. It is kind of expensive to get in and it is very small. It looks like they spent a whole lot of money, but it lacks the beauty and magic of other botanical gardens.

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Moline, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

They have a chocolate day and it is wonderful to visit and pig out there is however a cost, but it is minimal.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nestled in the center of the Quad City area is a garden retreat worth a visit. The Quad City Botanical Center is a conservatory within a garden. The layout allows a visitor to be transported for a tropical garden walk. The landscaping and Koi ponds are beautiful. Information about the plants and their native geography make the visit even more... More 

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Darien
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed the fall colors, mums, huge grasses, many butterflies even though it's October. The children's garden is a great addition, with water spouting from huge clam shells and alligator. Enjoyed feeding the koi in the conservatory.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I loved the vegetable garden. The botanist on staff met with us to answer question about its design and how I could create my own.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nice stop to spend an hour or three with the group ! Very lovely building and wonderful exhibits of Natue plus a Children's Special Area ! People hold weddings & Events there. The Gift Shop is great too !

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I truly enjoyed working my way through through this facility. The atmosphere is welcoming, and I even bought a beautiful aloe plant for home!

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Van Wert, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A pleasant surprise in the Quad City area, with a surprisingly extensive tropical collection. This isnt' that large of a facility but the exterior gardens are well done and interesting. As with many of the "non-major" gardens, they clearly rely heavily on volunteer garden-keeping. The newly opened children's garden is unique with it's watercourse. It's sure to be a pleasure... More 

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Clare, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a nice place to see. We took my mother. We also had discounted tickets. It was a nice quite afternoon. Buy fish food to feed the koy along the way.

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Orion, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoyed a beautiful wedding in this facility. Great room offered plenty of space for the reception as well.

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