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“Monk gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Robert W. Monk Public Gardens

Robert W. Monk Public Gardens
1800 North 1st Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Wausau
Type: Outdoors
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Owner description: 21 acres of wooded land and grassy areas being developed into a public botanical garden. A long-term project that will eventually include a visitors' center, education structure, gift shop and more, the Gardens currently feature a Memory Plaza, Wildflower Woods, fully accessible Treehouse, and aerated pond. Numerous trails, some marked with distance posts, lead through the property, which can be visited free of charge. A wide variety of trees, many of them memorials, and other colorful plantings dot the landscape. Ideal for walks, meditation, exploration, and events such as weddings, birthday parties, and reunions. A list of Garden events, including regular tours, can be found on the website. The Gardens are a geocaching site.
Wausau, Wisconsin
1 review
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“Monk gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent paths for easy walking. Beautiful setting with the pond and bridges and tree house and gazebos and benches for resting. Favorite nature place in town.

Visited April 2014
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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“A beautiful, serene escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I love this place. It's serenity within reach! A great place to take your family, have a picnic, walk, hold an event, go on a date, geocache... A must-see in Wausau, WI.

Visited April 2014
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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“Peaceful Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful natural gardens surrounding a large pond, great walking trails, would like to see more information available on the various trees and vegetation

Visited August 2013
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful area in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We live near the gardens & walk through it quite often. My 9 yr old loves to run through it & play on the new tree houses. Every time we visit, there is something new. It is a quiet secluded area & has a nice walking trail. There is a pond w/ fountains, picnic areas & a porta potty (important for women & children ya know). They have planted a variety of trees & flowers. Like their Facebook page & learn about upcoming events.

Visited August 2013
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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“Solitude in city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Monk's Garden is developing botanical garden in Wausau WI. It is located in a beautyful setting on the north side of the city. It provides the opportunity to enjoy a natural environment that is being developed into a themed natural preserve. It has graded and / or mowed walking paths that due to their flatness are available to all and make for easy walking. It's not yet well known so it provides a quiet place to take a very pleasant stroll. Try it I am certain you will like it.

Visited May 2013
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