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Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center

100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
402 346 4002
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Ranked #8 of 86 attractions in Omaha
Type: Gardens
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Chicago
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Maybe we are spoiled by having one of the premier gardens back home in Chicago, but Lauritzen just seemed to be something of a work in progress. The entry is certainly nice, with a shop neatly integrated into the airy visitor's center. We were given a map of the 100-acre property but I would have liked to see more signage... More

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Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The gardens are so beautiful and well kept.No matter what time of year we have gone it is lovely. Had to ride the tram as difficult for us to walk this trip. Didn't quite get to see everything up close except for the rose garden but it was a relaxing and enjoyable visit.

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Minneapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Plan to stop here for at least an hour of enjoyment. Outstanding rest stop among great beauty. Helpful to soothing oneself after many hours in the car. They close at 5, and lock the doors, so keep that in mind. One of my favs in the area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The flora is updated and very beautiful. I saw quite a few examples of local wildlife such as deer and birds which were quite content to let me stare and even stared back.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Given the youth of these gardens, they were very lovely. July is not the best month in the midwest to be visiting gardens, so it was no surprise that the rose garden looked a little tired, and the Victorian Garden looked hot and dry. My group was composed of Master Gardeners, so we understood the conditions ... and the fact... More

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Upstate NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You must Visit this beautiful botanical paradise with its varied and creative gardens. Take the tram if unable to walk the whole place as it is quite large. Nice gift shop too.

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of my favorite places we visited in Omaha, as a fan of gardens. It was serene and beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the bird sanctuary. As we wandered further, near the herb garden we came across several wild turkeys.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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159 reviews 159 reviews
110 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It would have been nice to see the new conservatory not yet finished but otherwise lovely setup. Really liked the rose garden and children's garden.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Have visited here before. Very reasonable!! - Beautiful, beautiful gardens and the boys loved the train engines on the hill. We are truly looking forward to the Railroad Days event on July 12th and 13th

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Harlan, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I enjoy my membership, and the activities and beautiful surroundings. A great place to enjoy nature, or just a quiet reflective stroll. The art displayed in the visitor center adds to the beauty of the place

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