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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Address: 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: (563) 556-2100
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Ranked #6 of 52 things to do in Dubuque
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Dubuque, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great place to just relax with a picnic lunch and good book or a beautiful place for a small intimate wedding

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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Dubuque Arboretum is a beautiful location to take a walk, play at the park, take family pictures, soak up creation.... Home to a HUGE hosta garden, a beautiful rose garden, and live music during the summer!

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Avon, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great place to take pictures of many different kind of flowers only available in the masters garden. Also had a great time in the big dome garden as it was the freshest air I've been around in a very long time.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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