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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Parks
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Springfield
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Am always amazed when visiting this local jewel. Experienced the wonderful Japanese Fall Festival last weekend and was overcome by the beauty of the grounds. Exquisite flower beds, koi ponds, waterfalls, trees and lovely architecture throughout including bridges, and stroll paths. Hands down one of the most beautiful and photogenic garden in the area...do NOT miss Mizumoto. My daughter loves... More

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Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited the gardens with my boyfriend for a small fee of $3 per person. We wanted to feed the fish, so for $1 at the admission stand you can get a packed snack size ziploc bag of fish food. We spent a lot of our time watching a crane search food it's dinner (lol). We really enjoyed ourselves and even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Got to gardens just as rain showers ended. Sunny but cool after rain. Walk was comfortable and just after rain we could smell the evergreens and mulch. Well kept gardens. All prior reviews detail what is there. Very nice and relaxing. For 3 dollars this was great deal. I sure hope it can be sustained to keep the gardens running!

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Camrose, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Open April to October from 9 am - 7:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays . 7.5 acre landscaped gardens. Winding paths, pools with koi fish ( although hard to see in the green water), ceremonial tea house, moon bridge, & meditation garden. You can buy koi fish food for $1 at the ticket office when you pay your entry fee.... More

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went back to this park after about 10 years of forgetting about it. We wanted to walk and let the grandson feed the fish. There is a small fee for adults but kids are free. Fish food is very inexpensive and you get lots. When our other grandkids came, we went back. They all enjoyed this place and they... More

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Missouri
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did not know this place even existed for quite a while. But now I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner. This is a ridiculously cool garden area tucked away in the back of the Botanical gardens. Yes, you have to pay. But go ahead & do it. Objectively the garden probably isn't that big, but it's so well designed... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

$3 is a small price to pay for the opportunity to exist in this small piece of paradise. If I could create my own city, I would recreate this beautiful garden. I took a lot of pictures so that I could remember it. I envy those that live close by and can visit as often as they like. Don't miss... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very quiet, beautiful place to visit and stroll through. Perfect for photography or just some relaxation with the family.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you like the outdoors and beautiful plants, then this is the place to be. It was a very nice walk and you can sit and rest periodically through out the garden, since they do have benches. I would go again. Nice place for a wedding too.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The wandering path through this American interpretation of a Japanese Garden takes you past a quaint tea house, a beautiful bridge and past a waterfall into a Koi pond. Walk the stones out to the island or sit at pond edge to enjoy the soothing water fall. Conclude your journey with time to sit in the sand raked meditation site... More

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