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Address: 340 S. 14th Street, Clinton, IA 52732
Phone Number: (563) 242-4771
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Very peaceful

Nice place for a peaceful walk or to explore nature with the kids. Very beautiful but it would be nice if plants were marked better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Goose Lake, Iowa

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Goose Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place for a peaceful walk or to explore nature with the kids. Very beautiful but it would be nice if plants were marked better.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This beautiful area is a treasure. It is more welcoming than many arboretums I've visited and the collection is surprisingly large. I was astounded at the size and variety of the conifer collection! We picked up a map of sorts and found there were few regular paths. The lawns were beautiful, but walking was difficult because of the rolling hills... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A great place to visit to see how things grow in the area. Plants, trees and herbs have been there for years, so very realistic growth of plants. Knowledgeable staff.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Free admission and a wonderful place to visit. You'll want to visit during different seasons to see the variety of plants and flowers at their peak. A large collection of hostas and daffodils were the highlight of our recent trip. There's an amazing collection of conifers - be sure to check out the waterfall if you visit during the late... More 

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Savanna, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I love going to visit this place. In the middle of a city there's an absolute Secret Garden. The trees are amazing, my favourite being the weeping willow with a lovely bench under it's waving branches. There are so many wonderful, gorgeous flowers everywhere, the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. It's the perfect place to go for a bit... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's a bit hard to find, but this place has beautiful trees, plants, and shrubs. A butterfly garden, too! An easy walk, too!

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Clinton, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The Bickelhaupt Arboretum or "Arb" as it is affectionately known, is the single best spot to get out in nature in the city of Clinton. More than a park, it feels like a nature preserve right in the middle of town. The 14-some acres are laid out on hilly terrain with a small creek winding through it. Visitors can stroll... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We found ourselves with a couple hours to spare and found a brochure at the visitor's center. We had a lovely relaxing walk through the trees at the Arboretum. The variety of conifers is outstanding.

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Clinton, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Citizens of Clinton a very lucky to have this beautiful arboretum in town. The staff is very knowledgable and almost all school aged children in town get the chance to go on a field trip to learn more about plants, trees and conservation. If you are in the surrounding area and have some time stop by and check it out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

One of the first things we did in Clinton was to visit the Arboretum, very peaceful, I enjoyed seeing all the different types of tree! Very nice people

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