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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 13 Attractions in Davenport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Appleton, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
76 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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