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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
563-326-7812
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was our first time to Davenport and we needed a nice place for wedding photos. We had passed the park on the way to our hotel and thought it would be a nice setting, even though it was early March and flowers and grasses had not yet bloomed. To our surprise, the greenhouse part of the park was open... More

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Vande Veer Park is a lovely area with a paved walking lane, lined with old fashioned park benches, leading up to a large fountain that shoots water high into the air. At night, the fountain features colored lighting. It runs every day except during the winter months. There is also a pretty lagoon with ducks/ducklings that has its own water... More

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Park City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I went there on vacation last August and I like that fountain and that they had and when it goes up and down and the scenery there and all the different flowers.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a great little secret in Vander Veer Park! We loved walking through and seeing all the tropical plants, and for only $1, what more could you ask for!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We visited family in the area around the Christmas holidays, as confined our visit to the conservatory and greenhouses. While it was the dead of winter, the greenhouse was a well-tended and interesting display of plants and flowers. It was so refreshing to come in from the ice and snow to this greenery and color. Visitors can tour the displays... More

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