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Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 752-3885
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Janesville
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Outdoors

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

For some reason when I heard "light show" I was expecting to see more than what I saw. Most of the lights are stationary and I was expecting to see flashing lights with music. We did hear singing when we were walking along the road to the entrance but never a note after we entered. That was also disappointing. We... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Although very very busy this time of year with many visitors you just can't beat this holiday light display! I can't even imagine all of the hard work and many hours that goes into this. Beautifully done!

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Go now and see the Rotary Gardens Christmas Lights. It's a nice walk and very well done. You will see candy canes, flowers, swans, elves, and even Santa all in lights. Well worth your time.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

very well worth the trip to see all the lights. special treats like cookies hot chocolate. cookies donated from rollin pin

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Janesville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Janesville has a population of over 60,000. It has most of the common "amenities." It doesn't have all the attractions of a Madison or Milwaukee. However, these gardens are beautiful. You can wander from Italian to Swiss to Japanese to even something resembling a bit of the Everglades, depending on the season. It's all beautifully maintained. The Holiday Light Show... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Rotary garden is a little slice of heaven. A true oasis in southern Wisconsin displaying multiple different varieties of flowers, plants and trees.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Each year my husband and I attend the Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens and highly recommend this as one of your top winter events to share with family and friends. These peaceful gardens become magical with 100,000's of lights that delight visitors as they walk the trails. And to warm ourselves afterwards there was warm cider and treats... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My daughters and I were able to see the premiere of the 2014 fabulous Holiday Light Show as part of the Taste of Chocolate Event at the Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens. The holiday lights were amazing - thousands upon thousands of lights in very beautiful and festive displays. The regular cost is only $5 for adults and $3 for children... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Rotary Gardens has been growing for a decade now. It is meticulously tended by its staff and volunteers. We go many times a year to see how it changes from season to season. The bulbs and Christmas light show are a favorite. It is a wonderful place to walk, relax and contemplate.

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janesville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They do a great job first class on the way they change season activities at the garden . To walk there paths in all seasons outstanding . Worth going too

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