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Vander Veer Botanical Park

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"A Place of Serenity in the Heart of Urban Davenport"

No matter what time of year you visit Vander Veer always has a beautiful display of flowers. The 33... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Susan M
Davenport, Iowa

This place is awesome beautiful flowers love the pond.we did visit in winter. The green house was... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

No matter what time of year you visit Vander Veer always has a beautiful display of flowers. The 33 acre botanical garden was established in 1885 and was modeled after New York City's Central Park. It includes an indoor Conservatory and greenhouses, Rose Garden, Grand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan M
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome beautiful flowers love the pond.we did visit in winter. The green house was very interesting to learn the name of the plants

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

When snow covers the ground, the Botanical Park brings back summer. From the time I was a toddler -- many many years ago -- my family went there. It's a beautiful amazing place -- worth going back to over and over again.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This was the first summertime visit to the Quad Cities for my wife & me, after more than a half-dozen winter stays for minor pro hockey. Lots to see & do in the warmer months, but the City of Davenport's Vander Veer Botanical Park was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a beautiful park to walk around in. There is a small lagoon that lots of ducks hang out on. There is a beautiful fountain at one end and a gorgeous botanical center st the other end.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We visited on a Monday, but the Conservatory is only only Tuesday-Sunday. Despite this, we enjoyed walking around the park and admiring all the beautiful gardens and flowers. They had a children's activity with a pirate treasure map where kids get to decode a message....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a brief walk through the Conservatory with its brilliant display of colorful flowers. We took many photos though they don’t begin to capture the natural beauty on display. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I spent a lot of time here when I lived in Davenport, IA. This is not a big park but the conservatory has regular shows and I enjoyed taking photos here. They used to have an educational director but eliminated that position and several programs...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This a nice place to go and look at all the different types of plants and flowers been here several times on field trip with my kids and love it every time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kmn2251
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Lush and beautiful plants filled the conservatory. Although it is not a large building, It offers a variety of plants, lots of photographic opportunities. Most plants are labeled and many have added information about the plant. We were there to see the winter display of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Shawn C
May 10, 2018|
Response from obidi | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small pond. Ice skating in the winter if it freezes. You could probably walk around it in 15 minutes and will be able to see the entire pond from any point. Lovely in the fall when the leaves turn and there... More
March 14, 2018|
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Response from jaredsgirl | Reviewed this property |
It's not very big , I'd say an hour at the most.
March 26, 2015|
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Response from pact51 | Reviewed this property |
Conservatory is open Tue-Sun from 10 am-4 pm (closed on Mon.) $1 admission