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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 556-2100
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Dubuque
Type: Gardens
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Dubuque, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I just love this beautiful garden!! Always something different to see, great place for a special event or even a romantic picnic lunch. Must be seen when in the area.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beautiful garden is a real treasure any season of the year. And it is FREE to the visitor. Established in 1980 by volunteers, it continues today as a volunteer driven treasure supported by two professional staff. Large collections of Hosta, Roses, Herbs, Annuals, Perennials, flowering shrubs and trees and two superb collections of Dwarf and Unusual Conifers are just... More

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Villecchia, Liguria, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

On our last day in Dubuque we decided to visit the gardens as they had good reviews. We were delighted with this choice. They have obviously had a lot of time and money spent on them and the result is well worth it. We were informed at the visitor centre that it was maintained by volunteers and they do a... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a fine public garden completely built and run by volunteers. The Japanese garden is a highlight and is situated in a perfect setting. Everything was well kept. Not to be missed.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was very easy to walk around this garden and laid out very nicely. Enjoyed the koi pond and little waterfall. I definitely want to come back in the spring/summer when everything is blooming.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

my daughter loves to walk around and see the flowers. I recommended stopping in the gift shop and buying some koi food for $1. It is a lot of fun for the kids!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The grounds are beautiful! Wonderful place to take out of town guests and the out door music events are great!

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We spent the morning wandering around these lovely gardens! It's small enough to be able to see it all, yet filled with many varieties, colors, etc. if I lived in Dubuque I would spend my lunch hours in this lovely peaceful place surrounded by its beauty! We did think that there was a cafe there for us to eat lunch...but... More

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Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is place is so much bigger than we remembered from 20 years ago :) Lovely gardens, so peaceful. Especially enjoyed the rose garden and the playground for the kids.

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Chicago
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a small and underdeveloped property, but I think it will get better and better as time goes on and funds become more available. It was clean and well-kept, and they have a good start for many of the gardens. The price is right . . . FREE!

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