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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: 417-891-1515
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October...
The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31 annually. The operating hours are 9 AM to 7:30 PM Thursday through Monday. The Garden is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is $3. The Garden sits on 7 1/2 acres and contains three large ponds, several canals, a waterfall, Tea House and several other structures. The grounds are maintained by County Parks Department supported extensively by local volunteers. At the Ticket Booth, you can buy fish food for the Koi, and a tour guide booklet for minimal costs. In 2013, numbered markers were added for self guided cell phone tour. In 2014, the garden can be contracted for weddings.
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I liked the serenity of this garden and the walkways. Unfortuantely the Tea House was not operating (it was completely empty), so, I am not sure if it is only open during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Deborah K
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Niskayuna, New York
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We last visited about 10 years ago. Then it was a beautiful place - with many flowers and it was tidy and peaceful. Now - It costs $3 to get in, there were almost no flowers, there were several buses of school kids outside of the park doing their noisy thing and it was just boring. I'm not sure what... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I liked the serenity of this garden and the walkways. Unfortuantely the Tea House was not operating (it was completely empty), so, I am not sure if it is only open during the summer season. It was worth the time to stop and enjoy.

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Love to go there! Serene and quiet most days with wonderful foliage, gardens and asian landscape. The annual fesitval is not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Found this thru tripadvisor, and made the time to stop. As luck would have it, it was the perfect day with the dogwood trees in bloom in, along with the redbuds and lots of bulbs. Highly recommended, peaceful, quiet, and lots of wildlife. Birds, turtles and koi in the pond. The only drawback was that the geese were very aggressive... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have only been once but it was really beautiful. You can really see the work and time they put into making this place so pretty.

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Mizumoto is such a gorgeous, secluded place. The beautiful Japanese architecture includes bridges, mini pagodas, & small temple-like buildings. There are many ponds & waterfalls to highlight the lovely flowers & trees. I couldn't take enough pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I went with four kids ranging in age from 9 to 14. All of us enjoyed it other then the fact that it was free that day. I don't recommend going on a free admission day. There were lots of people and kids that were very unruly. But the garden is beautiful!!! We will go again

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Kimberling City
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I've been to this lovely park three of four times now - but this last time - on April 10th -- was extra special because of all the blossoms. Also, the weather could not have been more perfect. The beauty and serenity of the place is just plain good for the soul. While there are bathroom facilities, they're outside the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

http://www.parkboard.org/789/Springfield-Botanical-Gardens The web address can tell you so much more ~ it's a wonderful beautiful place that has various exhibits from time to time. The wonderful vegetable garden, the butterfly exhibit, play areas for the kids, lots of history etc. etc. I highly recommend visiting this place!

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Marionville, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a must visit. Relaxing walk. At dusk they turn on the lights and its beautiful. Lots and lots of big Koi to feed. Several different events throughout the year.

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