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Vander Veer Botanical Park

Address: 215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
Phone Number: 563-326-7812
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This place is small and quaint. We loved our visit. It was only $2.00 entrance fee. It was a lot of fun going through all the greenhouses in the back and exploring all the plants. So many neat plants to see and everything is labeled so you know what you are looking at. The turtles living in the back under... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love this place! I had my wedding and pregnancy photos done at this park. The location is davenport is awesome and great for a morning run if your a local.

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Darien
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the black squirrels and bright autumn colors and beautiful fountains. The greenhouses were filled with bright mums, orchids, topiaries.

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Chciago
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276 reviews 276 reviews
76 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a rather small area but it really stands out in this city. The park itself is quite beautiful, but the botanical aspect is charming. Explore all the areas and you will find some hidden surprises!

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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