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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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Nice side trip to your visit to the park.

A very small but interesting and inexpensive way to spend an hour or so. Christmas Pointsetta and a scavenger hunt for the kids now at Christmas. A charming and quiet place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Davenport, Iowa
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Rock Island, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice park with good paths to wander about on, but it is rather small and has lots of lawns. The fountain on the south end is rather unimpressive. There's a decent pond and a little footbridge, but other than that, not really interesting.

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Davenport, Iowa
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A very small but interesting and inexpensive way to spend an hour or so. Christmas Pointsetta and a scavenger hunt for the kids now at Christmas. A charming and quiet place to take calmer children to learn about the plants on display. The park itself has a lovely walk and a place for the children to play if it is... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went there for an hour or so. It was a rather small place, had a conservatory, a pond, a field and a playground. The conservatory was $1 for entry, and it wasn't really that nice (like a flower shop), but it had quite a number of different plants. Not particularly interesting if you're not into plants. But the view outside... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We love this park. The gardens are so lovely every time of year, with plenty of meandering paths and places to sit. Up the hill is a huge fountain. There is a pond with ducks and a playground. The Center/greenhouse is a wonderful visit but does cost to get in. So that part would be good for a rainy day.... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Beautiful local botanical garden . Great little place to take pics with family or loved ones plus of course the variety of plants and flowers . Best times to go are in the Spring to Fall seasons when you can also enjoy the park around it .

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Thank Fernando R
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Vanderveer Park is walking distance from our home so we go there regularly. It has gone through many changes & improvements over the years which have brought it back to its original historic glory. This is truly a lovely park from the rose garden with gazebo, indoor conservatory, fountain with dancing colored lights to the grand allee, hosta garden, children's... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a nice place to spend some free time, wander and relax! The entrance fee is so low! It is not a huge place. The restrooms were very stinky last time we went!

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Davenport, Iowa
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Clean, loved the fountain...kids loved the playground .....great quiet place too study...Clean bathrooms and outs nice to be able too feed the ducks...

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Ocala, Fl.
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

You can sit around the lagoon on one of the benches for hours and watch the ducks. You can feed them, b ut only corn meal or oatmeal... NO bread should be given to them. It makes them blaot up and get sick. These are mothers nature wild mallard ducks. male, female and ducklings. If you are into plants and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

thought it would be more extensive, but it's really just a small park -- not much signage discussing the plants/trees, etc. there is a small lake and fountain -- it's pleasant, but not what you would call a "botanical" park.

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