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McKee Botanical Garden

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Address: 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962-2906
Phone Number: 772-794-0601
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A nice way to spend some time with nature

Very nice botanical garden. The kids got "explorer packs" that were really nice! You can rent the packs where you pay your entry fees. The kids liked looking for and checking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice botanical garden. The kids got "explorer packs" that were really nice! You can rent the packs where you pay your entry fees. The kids liked looking for and checking items off their lists. They had binoculars & magnifying glasses. (you return the packs before you leave) The trails are well tended & lots of nature to look at.... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small, pleasant botanical garden. Has lots of ponds and various kinds of water lilies. The intro video is amusing. Kept looking for the chimps, monkeys, and bear. ;>) The paths were well maintained. If you like gardens or botanical gardens, you will find McKee a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens! Great place for a short getaway. Very lush and tropical. I highly recommend visiting.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went it was drizzling, so we had the whole place to ourselves. It stopped shortly after we were there, so we were able to enjoy the gardens without rain. It is well laid out, and beautifully maintained. Even if gardens are not your favorite, you will enjoy it.

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Bartow, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice & beautiful experience We found the staff very helpful We went doing the week so it was not crowded We are new to Vero and this was a nice find for us

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is well laid out, and very well maintained. They have rotating exhibits, and our trip was during the Dinosaur show. Very informative placques tell you the story of the exhibit. Plenty of shade and park benches. We finished off our visit with a sandwich and iced tea in the small restaurant. Once you join the Botanical Garden, you... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are well kept. The staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Plenty to see. Bird watching, variety of plants native to this part of Florida. While there exists a snack bar, during summer months recommend carrying bottle water.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, really enjoyed the water lilies! We took our 5 year old daughter and the adventure backpacks that are available were a great bonus which made the gardens fun for her.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

McKee Gardens continues to show innovative ways to draw crowds to there attraction . Car shows, Lego exhibits, Dinosaurs and other draws to bring in customers. The Gardens themselves are lovely but only a one time visit, but, with the addition of the other things makes you want to come back again and again. Worth the trip.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McKee is always a treat. Their special exhibitions are worth the trip and just the slow leisurely walk through the gardens is rewarding. If you're in the mood, you can learn a great deal about Florida plants and what thrives here. Personally I cannot resist the huge table in the pavilion. It's gorgeous and I have to touch it every... More 

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