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Red Butte Garden

Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: 801-581-4747
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$29*
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture. The Garden offers something for everyone from children who want to explore to adults looking for landscape and planting ideas. You might enjoy taking a class, packing a picnic, attending a concert or hiking. Red Butte Garden is open year-round with plant interest and events during every season.
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st louis MO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed a couple walks at Red Butte Garden on a recent visit to Salt Lake City. Even with most of the garden covered with snow, there were some lovely views of the mountains and down into the valley. It was great to be outside and enjoy a little hiking. My Missouri Botanical Garden card covered the admission.

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San Francisco, California
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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I came here with my uncle and husband in early November and we did the loop, which is about 4 miles. It was very beautiful and offered nice views of the mountains and was very scenic with the fall the colors. This is a great hike if you're staying in Salt Lake City and want to do something outdoors. The... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great choice for a family walk, as they have very a gorgeous display of flowers, from the garden of the roses to a topiary snake for your little kid. Suitable for visiting all year around EXCEPT November, this is when they trim the flower, so Red Butte looks pretty bland during this time of year.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is one of our absolute most favorite places in Utah! The gardens are always beautiful and it is only really packed on the "free" days. Enjoy the rose gardens, waterfalls, all the themed gardens and we always end in the children's garden. My kids love running through the snake vine tunnel and sliding down the fireman's pole. They also... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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142 reviews 142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nestled in a valley above Research Park, the gardens include a world class rose garden, a garden area for children including a topiary snake they can run through, a concert venue, and hiking trails that follow a stream to an abandoned reservoir.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Most people visit in spring and summer - which is great. Our first time there was in the fall for their Halloween event. Lots of fun, well done and well organized. We were impressed and excited to return. They also have a winter event to keep it interesting all year. Great venue. Their entrance price is reasonable but they often... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I lived in Salt Lake City for 35 years and visited this gardens a few times. It has "seasons" with different flowers at each one. It's nice to just walk around in and take in the awesomeness of the area. I believe they have a restaurant there, but not totally sure.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Red Butte Garden at the mouth of (surprise, surprise!) Red Butte Canyon on SL City/SL Valley's mid-east side directly "behind" (east) of the Univ. of Utah is not expansive or overly developed, but is a very nice place to walk; rest; attend one of the great "small venue" outdoor concerts by nationally-known entertainers; check out (or seriously study) mid-elevation Rocky... More 

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Florence, AL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped by here on our way to Portland, Oregon on a cool October afternoon and the garden was amazing. I have visited a lot of gardens in my lifetime and I would have to rank this as one of the best. It seemed to be meticulously maintained. Most all the plants were labeled and the fall color was absolutely... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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129 reviews 129 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I think this place would be nice in the summer, but I cannot figure out why they charge full price ($10 for adults) in November. 85% of plants were trimmed back; they should have told us before we entered.

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