Vander Veer Botanical Park

Vander Veer Botanical Park, Davenport: Hours, Address, Vander Veer Botanical Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Vander Veer Botanical Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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John D
39 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a wonderful urban park, lots of trees, flowers and ducks. Plenty of places to walk. A nice oasis.
Written August 28, 2021
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JMCSTL
Saint Louis, MO5,035 contributions
Jun 2021
Vander Veer Botanical Park is a Davenport treasure that is free to visit & fun to explore. It's a great public place to wander & linger no matter what time of year. Their Conservatory always has a surprise (or two or more) inside & out; for the latest visit by my wife & me, it was a collection of whimsical topiary animals scattered around the interior spaces. The botanical collections throughout the park are maintained & attractive - with the Municipal Rose Garden & the Hosta Glade being our favorites - while the green spaces & the Lagoon & the central tree-lined Grand Allee are great places to stroll and relax and enjoy the outdoors. The addition of a modern playground has made the park even more "kid friendly" than before, and the fountain at the south end of the grounds is a special treat for all ages at night (May through October) when it features a colorful light show.
Written June 19, 2021
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570maryellen
Milwaukee, WI161 contributions
May 2021
The Spring weather was perfect to enjoy the tulips in bloom.
I loves seeing the hanging plants that looked liked monkeys swinging down to greet me ! We took a nice leisurely stroll to the grand fountain that had a variation of flow, very relaxing and beautiful. Make sure to find the bronze cast statue of the man sitting on the park bench and take a little rest next to him ! The scents of the blooms were wonderful and it was a nice visit, There is no charge but donations accepted.
Written May 2, 2021
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Lastrick
Atlanta, GA572 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a very small, but lovely park. There's a great rose garden with signage! Indoors are lots of plants from all over. The park itself, has a great tree-lined walkway to the fountain where you can sit and relax while watching the fountain go through it's many iterations. We liked this park.
Written September 14, 2020
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boanerges57
Janesville, Wisconsin45 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Really nice park that the kids loved running around in. Pretty tree lined avenue and fountains. There is a new playground but it isn't open yet. The ducks are very friendly.
Written July 24, 2020
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tpc56
Pekin, IL7 contributions
Jul 2020
My wife and I took a leisurely stroll around the duck pond and through the gardens in the evening. The main building was already closed but we enjoyed the beautiful flowers, etd.
Written July 20, 2020
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PowerTrippers
Cocoa Beach, FL1,158 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
A beautiful, peaceful park full of interesting flowers, plants, trees and wildlife.

We spent a good hour or so just walking around and photographing nature. If you’re a nature lover, it’s a perfect place to spend an hour or two. The botanical park is full of cardinals and other birds, squirrels, chipmunks, ducks, geese and more.

The park also includes a nice little pond, from which you can fish, that features many ducks and geese.

Overall, just a beautiful slice of Iowa.

-The Power Trippers
Written June 6, 2020
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Jeff S
Davenport, IA5 contributions
Nov 2019
This place is well maintained and just downright cool. The staff is always pleasant and there is a great educational component. I just wish it was larger. It is a very quick trip and well worth the few minutes you'll spend there.
Written February 11, 2020
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RandyGMac
Davenport, IA18 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Conservatory displays throughout the year, especially beautiful at Christmas. Wonderful outdoor gardens spring through fall, take time to visit if given the chance.
Written January 7, 2020
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Snsablty
Davenport, IA6 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The monopoly around the park is great this year there is always a summer fun thing to do. The kids would enjoy the park and feeding the ducks. Classically pictures are taken by the beautiful hundred-year-old fountain and by the bridge to nowhere. For an enjoyable park afternoon have a picnic here and play some frisbee. Enjoy the pond. If you come in winter remember to go into the building and search for snowflakes. There is also an access road that allows you to drive through the park for a lovely beginning of a date.
Written July 18, 2019
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