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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 1940 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, and Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Phone Number: 612 370 4903
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Best place to view wildflowers in the spring!

This is a true wilderness treasure right in the cities! The vision Ms. Butler had in creating this is a wonder. You can enter the garden and completely forget the highway and city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a true wilderness treasure right in the cities! The vision Ms. Butler had in creating this is a wonder. You can enter the garden and completely forget the highway and city are just over the hill! Spring is my favorite time here because that is when all the wildflowers are in bloom and they put on a fantastic... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a great spot isolated but yet just minutes from downtown Mpls. Lovely gardens, interputive center and just a nice spot to enjoy the morning or afternoon.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited late September, so we missed the spring wildflowers. There were still some to see, but I can only imagine it in the best time of year. Very beautiful walk and very peaceful.

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Herzelya, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lots of birds and squirells. Everything is so peaceful and natural. Great escape from the routine. And the flowers smell...

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Decatur, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The wild flower garden is a great place to just walk and take it all in. There were plenty of flowers and the trails are manageable for all fitness levels. Very serene and just a nice place to walk, think, and enjoy.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I love wildflowers but didn't expect much to be blooming toward the end of July, but there were lots of flowers blooming and the hiking through the woods was very peaceful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden is a nice 15-acre "garden" that takes you to a different world. Inside the park, we couldn't see any trace of Minneapolis other the wooded trails, wild plants, flowers, birds, ponds, meadow, bog….and mosquitos. I can imagine the garden is a heaven of bird-watchers and botanists. And as a matter of fact, this is the heaven... More 

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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband made a list of attractions and mistakenly wrote "Eloise butterfly garden." We hadn't ever been to a butterfly garden so we wanted to check it out. Although we realized quickly that he mis wrote butterfly for the word Butler, we loved the park. The trails were wooded and awesome. It has been raining a lot so so e... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning here walking through all the plants, trees, and all the birds. Coming from Florida we enjoyed the green everywhere and the temperatures were cool. It was still a little muddy in the lower areas but we managed. We saw turkeys, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, butterflies, etc. The flowers and all the birds made for a great... More 

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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I went yesterday, trying to see the ladyslippers that were supposedly blooming. However, the trails at the lowest points were complete mud, so there was no way I could get through to the areas that were stated as the best spots, so... I saw nothing. The trails in that area are heavily wooded and very narrow, forcing any group to... More 

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