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Red Butte Garden

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Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: 801-581-4747
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Description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit...
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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BYOB! And Enjoy the beautiful setting

Attended a concert but unfortunately did not get to stroll the grounds. What I did see was stunning. Having attended many concerts in outdoor settings I was completely taken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Attended a concert but unfortunately did not get to stroll the grounds. What I did see was stunning. Having attended many concerts in outdoor settings I was completely taken by surprise that you can not BUY alcohol on premises but you can certainly bring with you a sizable myriad to consume! The stage sits a bit low so unless you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The spark is exquisite. I say that because the flowers and the beautiful surrounding Park makes it lovely to walk around its a specially beautiful in the springtime!

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Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Exquisite place! Took the tram ride which was a guided tour. Highly recommend it! You can stay as long as you want. Also it is a place that offers great evening concerts!

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love this place! So much to see and very well cared for. Been here multiple times for both pleasure walks and weddings. Children's garden is a blast!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I took my young kids to this fully expecting them to whine and complain. I was pleasantly surprised when they enjoyed it as much as I did! It is a good-sized, beautiful garden with many flowers and plants to see. Enjoy the fragrant plants while watching butterflies drift here and there. They even have a fish/duck pond where a quarter... More 

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Appleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This garden is definitely more than a garden, with quite a few different areas, including a children's garden with many surprises. There is a bench by the waterfall, which is a delightful place to sit for awhile. The flowers and plants are absolutely exquisite and there are a few places for you to sit and rest if you need to.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you're a nature lover, you'll love this place. The size of the garden is just right - not so small that you'll be done in an hour, and not so big that you'll need an entire day. Although if you wanted to, you could combine the garden and its hiking trails to make it a full day. There are... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed Red Butte Gardens. On a hot day, be sure to bring a hat and some water because it's a lot of walking - but it's worth it! The modest admission ($10) is very reasonable considering the amount of work it must take for the staff to maintain the gardens. My favorite areas were the Herb Garden and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here for a concert and had an incredible evening. Listening to the Utah Symphony and Time for Three together with the atmosphere and the incredible view and just being there were almost overwhelming. It is such a beautiful setting and incredible sound! Everyone that worked there was friendly and helpful, and all the people around were not only friendly,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Next to the Natural History Museum, great place to hike through flowers and trees, (some planted and some natural) and streams and mountains with overlooks.

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