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Vander Veer Botanical Park

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Address: 215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
Phone Number: 563-326-7812
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A real gem.

Vander Veer is a true gem in Davenport - especially when the weather is inclement. This place is our Saturday getaway all through the winter months - it is warm, humid, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Davenport, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Vander Veer is a true gem in Davenport - especially when the weather is inclement. This place is our Saturday getaway all through the winter months - it is warm, humid, and cheery, and the flowers and other plantings are beautiful and well-maintained. Admission is only one dollar, and you can get a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate... More 

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We lived a couple blocks from this park and I had wonderful memories off it, was very pleased to see the park was well kept up over the years

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The fountains, trees, flowers were beautiful. Duck pond, playground for the kids, and some nice water features. The "scavenger hunt" for the kids was a nice touch. Beautiful park to spend some time stretching your legs or just relaxing!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The conservatory was very special, amazing plants. The duck pond is nice also. You can purchase corn to feed them. I recommend driving around the entire park also as there are several little plant displays and a troll by a little stone bridge.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice clean Park. The Ducks ate food out of our hands. So cool. They never did that when I was a kid!

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a great little spot. We visited in February and while it was winter, the indoor area was kept very nice. In spring, the whole park is in bloom. Definitely worth a stop, if anything to stretch your legs and look at nature.

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Davenport, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The park is well taken care of with the lagoon, fountain and many areas to visit in the park. My only complaint is people who let their kids or think its okay themselves to wade in the fountain. It says keep out, people break bottles in it and then people wade around in it. It is not something to cool... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Variety of beautiful flowers. Well maintained and very family friendly. Waterfall is relaxing. palenty of benches to sit and relax.

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Davenport, Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love going to Vander Veer Park in the middle of winter. It has a lovely view both inside and outside of the conservatory. Inside you can see and smell spring flowers and outside the frozen pond, the snow covered trees are beautiful. If you go in the summer, it's great to take a picnic, take a walk around the... More 

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DAVENPORT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a nice place to takeour family. It was decorated so pretty with all the flowers. They change it with each season or holiday. Always warm in the winter.

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Additional Information about Vander Veer Botanical Park

Address: Address: 215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
Phone Number: 563-326-7812
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Davenport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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