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Address: 915 Memorial Drive, Manitowoc, WI
Phone Number: 920-684-6110
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Enjoy the beauty of flowers

The beauty and history of this property is worth the trip to walk around the grounds. Everything is well maintained and groomed with capable staff who truly care about the beauty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Green Bay

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Rocky River, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed a brief visit while on a weekend trip. The grounds and flowers are very beautiful but if you visit in the morning be aware that there are no paths and you will be walking on grass and will get your feet wet with dew. Bring appropriate footwear. Nice views of the lake

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The gardens are well maintained. There is a very wide variety of flowers and plants. Lots of history and the view of Lake Michigan is breathtaking.

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Green Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The beauty and history of this property is worth the trip to walk around the grounds. Everything is well maintained and groomed with capable staff who truly care about the beauty of flowers and landscaping.

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Tryon, North Carolina
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I spent an hour or so around the gardens. They have benches to sit and look at the lake or the flowers. The flowers are beautiful and you can tell that the gardeners take pride in their jobs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Been by so many times on the bike trail-took the time to stop and see it and glad we did. The amount of work that goes into this beautiful and serene setting is astounding. Take the time to appreciate the history and the views as well as the breathtaking garden/plantings. A Must See in the area. Thank you Mrs. West!!

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Waverly, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place was a wonderful stop. The gardens are well worth visiting and, unbelievably, it's free. It's also right on the Mariners Trail so you can ride bikes there.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a large, beautiful garden. Located directly on the lake. Amazingly large grounds with lots of trees and flowers. Each area is a collection of related or typed flora. A free map is available that describes each area.

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Exeland, Wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were heading to Two Rivers and saw this place on Lake Michigan and decided to stop. What a nice surprise. Beautiful gardens and wonderful view of the lake. Spoke with the head gardener who gave us a nice overview of the history of the place. Very nice restrooms, walking areas, parking and free! There is access to the glassed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is on a wonderful bike trail from Two Rivers to Manitowoc. The flower beds are manicured, not a blade out of site. The blooms are lush and frahrant. The view of the lake is stunning. Gardners are everywhere, so you can ask questions. And it is all free!

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you like a garden setting you well like this. You get some history and a lot of flowers. It is easy to find along the lakeshore on Memorial Drive. Right across from Dairy Queen.

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