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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
563-326-7812
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Although not a huge park, it is really worth visiting -- beautiful rose garden, fascinating greenhouses to visit and a very lovely walk through the trees.

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Davenport, IA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This park as a whole is beautiful. For a small fee you can tour the indoor portion of the botanical garden, but the outdoor gardens are absolutely beautiful. My husband and I enjoy strolling through the outdoor gardens when we walk our dog. As a local. sometimes we don't appreciate the stunning beauty as much as we should. But, the... More

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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This park is awesome! What a great place to go and walk around in. The gardens are good too. Grab a coffee and walk around! :)

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Escanaba, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We always enjoy the Vander Veer Botanical Park each time we are in Davenport. This year they offered a Clue seek and find who done it in the park that was so much fun for the whole family. They did a great job and I would recommend it. Even if you don't have small children the park and Botanical center... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a beautiful park with many lovely areas for a picnic or to just relax. Very nice and wide paved walking/jogging trails, lots of benches to rest and enjoy the scenery, and themed garden areas and a greenhouse. It would be a great area for a family afternoon, for the little ones to run around and even a game... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice grounds although small. Standard plants but nice walking trails. Toured with Midwestern Master Gardeners.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We happened across the gardens and was pleasantly surprised by what we found. The fountains and walking paths were great. I can see why families would enjoy this park and it wide open areas. The histamine garden is very nice. The gardens also do a great job of identifying the different plants and trees. A great low cost place yo... More

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This park is family oriented and has a nice playground, pond and botanical events center. It's a beautiful park with plenty of room, places for a grassy picnic, fountains and paved pathway for runners and walkers. The grandkids enjoy the playground, though it could use a few more swings for little kids.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The lady working the front desk was super nice and very interactive with my children. They loved looking around the gardens at all the beautiful flowers and even playing the little CLUE game they gave the kids at the start of the garden. Beautiful place, great day trip for the kids!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

i love going to this place my 10 and 11 year old sisters love the garden also i cant remember this park not being there my whole life and i am around 30

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