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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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The gardens had much to offer and were well keep and marked. The kids enjoyed the playground area and a nice spot for a picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Merrimac, Wisconsin
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Merrimac, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The gardens had much to offer and were well keep and marked. The kids enjoyed the playground area and a nice spot for a picnic.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This garden is one of our favorite places in Dubuque. Springtime blossoms are amazing. Music in the park is a blast. Rose Garden, Pond, and park are some of our favorites. It's a quite, peaceful place the entire family will fall in love with!

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Fennimore, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a little early in the season for an outdoor wedding but it was a beautiful day and the grounds were very nice.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

So much beauty! Kids love the park but the fish pond and the gardens make for a great walk or photo shoot!

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A very nice place to spend a pleasent day with your family. Bring your food for a suberb picnic! If the weather is nice you will have a wonderful time. Lots of trails among the gardens. The japanese one is a very pretty one! Highly recomended!

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Waukon, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

could spend hours looking around getting ideas for planting. Folks were even having a wedding event. Parking is great, well organized for looking east to find on map.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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188 reviews 188 reviews
126 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Whether you "into" cactus, blooming flowers, or Japanese gardens, the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens never fails to impress. Maintained with volunteers steeped in knowledge, the plants always seem to be at their best. The Gardens can be an inspiration for someone deciding what to add to their property or just the place for a casual stroll. One of my... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The gardens and plant selections are exquisite! Strolling around the grounds is very relaxing and enjoyable. The staff of volunteers that make it work do a wonderful job of sharing their passion and knowledge of the gardens.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is an ever changing masterpiece. This is cared for by dedicated volunteers and is suitable for all ages. Gaze in awe at the waterful, have a peaceful moment at the Japense garden, admire the myriad pieces of sculpture. Music in the gardens is free every Sunday evening during the summer months. A beautiful screened... More 

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Iowa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dubuque Arboretum gets better every year as new displays are added and plantings are expanded. We particularly enjoy Sunday evening music performances from June through August. A walk through the beautiful seasonal gardens followed by a picnic and glass of wine with wide-ranging musical entertainment is the perfect conclusion to warm summer weekends. Bring your own lawn chairs!

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