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Address: 340 S. 14th Street, Clinton, IA 52732
Phone Number: (563) 242-4771
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The grounds here are simply amazing... a wide variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. Given the number of evergreen trees, I am looking forward to returning in the winter... I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Jason M
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The grounds here are simply amazing... a wide variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. Given the number of evergreen trees, I am looking forward to returning in the winter... I can only imagine how majestic the grounds will look with fresh snow! If you are in the area, be sure to stop by.

Thank Jason M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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.

Thank Ray C
Kansas City, Missouri
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

Thank 88Tropicsfan
Invercargill, New Zealand
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank KellyJ1213
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank IowaGozzie
Savanna, Illinois
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13 reviews
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 

Thank Deborah K
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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!

2 Thank Smudgecats
Champaign, Illinois
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 

2 Thank ViolinGirl3
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

1 Thank spreadjoy
Clinton, Iowa
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122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank Julie B

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