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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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Here Ducky!

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

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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!

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
76 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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