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Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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Address: Wichita, KS 67203
Phone Number: 316.264.0448
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Located in Sim Park, this gorgeous patch of cultivated flora offers themed...

Located in Sim Park, this gorgeous patch of cultivated flora offers themed gardens such as the Butterfly Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Rose and Wildflower Garden and the award-winning Sally Stone Sensory Garden, plus special programs for children.

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Christmas lights

Went to see the Christmas lights. Get there early as it fills up fast. We got there 30 min before it opened. It was chilly they had hot chocolate to drink and popcorn you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jessica b
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the Christmas lights. Get there early as it fills up fast. We got there 30 min before it opened. It was chilly they had hot chocolate to drink and popcorn you can pay for. Nice heaters around the hardback to warn up at. It took us about an hour or more to walk around. Would love to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the lights for Christmas. I don't know what I was expecting - but I was disappointed by the displays. It was just ok. It was my first time to visit Botannica at all and if I base it off of the lights, I will probably never go back. It might be great to someone with little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is beautiful and very large. The grounds are very well kept. On several occasions you'll see The Boy scouts out there helping clear some of the under brush. Great place for parties.

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Thank Deborah D
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family makes an annual trip with my daughters Girl Scout troop. We love it and enjoy walking through the gardens filled with lights! Santa sits in the butterfly garden waiting for each child to tell him what they'd like. (He is our favorite Santa!) My daughter suggests getting hot cocoa before you head into the gardens to help keep... More 

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Thank Krista G
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fun and festive place for Christmas in Wichita. Lights are cool and fun people watching. This is a fun place to take younger children

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Thank avannice
Wichita KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I haven't been to Botanica in several years, but my daughter and fiance wanted us to go with them. Billed as having over one million lights and since the night was lovely, we went along. We parked at the south gate just across the road on a grassy area, but there was a shuttle that was taking visitors to a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm not certain but I think Botanica is getting better each year. The crowds were crazy because of the warmth, but I hope that means good things for Wichita!

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Thank NoIberostarFan
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very nice setting; to have a lunch and learn in. Convenient, facilities are nice and clean. Take a tour of the gardens afterwards---very nice and beautiful.

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Thank 331harrieth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband, in laws and I went there for Christmas light displays and it was beautiful. We treated ourselves to Cocoa Dolce Mexican hot chocolate before coming here. It screams Christmas town to us with illumination lights, Santa Claus, photo on sleigh, etc. I haven't been there during their regular hours, though.

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

With $8 per person, anyone can visit this garden between 5:30 and 8:30 for Christmas illuminations. My friend and I took only half an hour to make a round due to cold temps. Worth the $. Hot coco and other drinks/snacks are available.

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