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Desert Botanical Garden

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2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided Tour by ATV

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Hop on your own ATV on this off-roading adventure in the Sonoran Desert. After a safety briefing and training, gear up and ride across rugged, rocky trails in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains, as well as cross the Agua Fria River. Be on the lookout for coyotes, bobcats, and more, and learn about the region's flora and fauna and Native American history from your guide.
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197labs wrote a review Apr 8
Sherburn, Minnesota6 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful displays of the vegetation you can find in the desert and so much variety! We came in the evening around 5:00 and stayed till closing at 8pm. My daughter and I LOVE plants and botanical gardens, and this exceeded expectations. Everything we saw was outdoors and the displays of all the cacti and succulents were stunning. We were so fortunate to see so many things flowering too! They started closing off parts around 7ish, so I would recommend making sure to hit the outside areas as soon as you can if coming in later in the day. They required masks due to COVID, which I appreciated, although I do have to say it did get hot wearing a mask all the time outside (it was about 95 out when we visited).
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Adam R wrote a review Apr 6
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm all for safe mask wearing and following rules but when you're OUTSIDE away from people and it's 90+ degrees, requiring masks just to get in is a bit ridiculous. Once in, the place really opens up and you can go anywhere you'd like. Paths are clearly marked and there's a ton of different plants with signs describing what each plant is and where they come from. Pretty neat to see all the different desert plants all together. Only downside was we went a little later in the evening and everything inside the garden was closed. No restrooms (you had to walk all the way back to the entrance) A lot of the displays were covered up or taken down as well. Not sure if they did that when the pandemic first hit and they just haven't fully reopened yet..overall it wasn't too bad. It was a relaxing, chill evening out which was great.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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MNBFamily wrote a review Apr 4
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Even with mask mandate lifted, still required to wear a mask outdoors in 100+ degree weather. Strongly enforced, even for kids. Was surprised at how unkept it was compared to other gardens we’ve visited (dead plants, weeds, etc) Didn’t feel it was worth the $$
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Date of experience: April 2021
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George M wrote a review Apr 2
Union, New Jersey82 contributions11 helpful votes
Beautiful display of all the nature the Sonoran desert has to offer. Tons of different cacti, wild flowers and desert plants. We enjoyed a long stroll through all the paths the DBG had to offer. Our 13 year old loved it.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Andrew E wrote a review Mar 2021
46 contributions11 helpful votes
Garden strictly enforced mask requirement and required advance tickets to reduce visitors. Garden was well signed and provided a map. Exhibits were interesting and had descriptions. Only negative is that as a Midwesterner all the cacti look the same after a while, the diversity of plant species is less than in other gardens found in Midwest.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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