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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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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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 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
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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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16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Ripon, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We traveled August 3rd and the gardens were in full bloom. Good photo opportunities. Stop in and enjoy. It's not far from the Hotel Julien.

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Pinckneyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We saw the many varieties of flowers, and walked around in the quiet surroundings. It was a beautiful place and worth seeing.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want to take a leisurely stroll or just find a spot or two to sit and enjoy the surroundings amongst a very nice (and free) garden and park in the Midwest, then please visit Marshal Park and Dubuque Arboretum. Located on what used to the be the outskirts of Dubuque, the park is large enough to not feel... More

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