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Quad City Botanical Center

2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Rock Island
Type: Gardens, Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
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Van Wert, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went early spring with my sons field trip, it was lovely as always but what really got me excited was the kids garden they were building. It has a accurate miniature Mississippi River, end with an alligator waterfall signifying the gulf. On a kids point of view it was fun, for the parents educational about out home

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Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A nice relaxing botanical center that still has sections under construction. There is still a children's water park area under construction that will be nice for people with children. The greenhouse inside was nice with a good water feature and fish. Food is available for purchase to feed the fish and you could definitely tell the fish are fed well... More

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Rock Island, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The best word I can use to describe this center is relaxing. I think it is the sound of the water that makes it so, but the benches placed strategically always make me want to take a book along to sit and read while I gaze at the flowers. Though small, there is a lot to look at and it... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The QC Botanical Center was a wonderful escape from the horrendous winter of 2013-14. During the winter months, they have a small sand area set up where kids can play with beach toys, which is much more economical than a trip to the Caribbean. Our daughter also enjoyed feeding the fish and smelling the flowers. We plan to go back... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a great little botanical center for the Quad City area. If you are into plants or botany, this would be a fun stop to make.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We actually visited the Quad City Botanical Center to assist a bride in decorating the venue for her reception. We met most of the time working, however, the center itself was amazing. Lots to look at and an exceptionally friendly staff helped to make the visit even more pleasant. On a professional note, I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This new botanical center has something for everyone, including the little ones. It has very nice meeting rooms, banquet facilities and gardens. The kids will enjoy the miniture train set in their own special garden. Adults can learn much from the experts and information provided throughout the facilities. It is a new facility and is expanding through the support of... More

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