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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: (563) 556-2100
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Well-kept, small gardens

We enjoyed our hour here. The sun was shining and the flowers beckoned us! There were multiple smaller sections in the larger arboretum. Helpful volunteers were available to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We enjoyed our hour here. The sun was shining and the flowers beckoned us! There were multiple smaller sections in the larger arboretum. Helpful volunteers were available to provide upkeep on the garden and to answer questions. We loved the Japanese cascading water and pond. Don't expect a large botanical garden, but keep your expectations in check and go visit.... More 

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Hanover
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

beautiful. We had family pictures taken here.Also checked it out for my son`s wedding but the date was booked! Well maintained.

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IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have never seen so many varieties of hostas! They have a japanese garden and a small english garden. It is a great place to take a walk thru the gardens.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a great option for the end of our jam-packed day. We had a helpful volunteer who provided an overview and were able to take a number of pictures of the different blossoming flowers. This is a free garden so you can't beat that. The entrance to the park was a bit hard to find with the car GPS,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Free access to a wonderful garden. Great oasis in the middle of Dubuque. Well themed and well maintained. Great place to walk and refresh.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nothing to dislike here! We went here just for a relaxing couple of hours and wow were we surprised at how beautiful and well done this place is! A gardeners delight!!!! You can even get some hiking in, have a picnic, send the kids to the playground.....really a great day here!

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Marengo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The best part about this Arboretum is that it is FREE! And the landscaping and walkways are fabulous! This is one of Dubuque's hidden treasures for sure!

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We loved roaming around the 52 acres of gardens and enjoying the outdoor beauty! The gardens are so beautiful, although I'd like to see better labeling of plants. There were a few things I REALLY wanted to know the names of, and could never ever find a label for the name. bummer. The streams and ponds are gorgeous. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Arboretum was absolutely beautiful! They set up the chairs for our wedding at the gazebo and due to rain without hesitation they kindly directed our guests to a semi indoor area for our ceremony to be held.Their help with everything made a rainy day an absolutely beautiful wedding day! We will be visiting the arboretum again to get a... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Most of the work here is done by volunteers and it is a beautiful place. My favorite spots were the Herb Garden, the English Garden, and the Japanese Garden. As I was leaving around 2 in the afternoon, there was a group of artists arriving. Made me wish I had brought my paints with me.

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Additional Information about Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Address: 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: (563) 556-2100
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

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