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Vander Veer Botanical Park

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Address: 215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
Phone Number: 563-326-7812
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Gem of park

Wonderful greenhouse, beautiful rose garden and my favorite the duck pound. Easy walking paths, stroller or wheelchair friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Minniemoe25
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Marseilles, Illinois
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Marseilles, Illinois
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful greenhouse, beautiful rose garden and my favorite the duck pound. Easy walking paths, stroller or wheelchair friendly.

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little gem of a greenhouse. Fascinating variety of flora. On a cool day, it's warm and gives you some greenery to luxuriate in - the hope of spring and summer.

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Carrollton, Ohio
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was driving up Brady Street to my hotel and happened across this gem. Arrived after the conservatory closed, so wen back the next day. A fantastic variety of plants. Well groomed park with many walkways, ducks to feed, collections of garden and landscaping plants. Very beautiful and relaxing. I highly recommend a stop if you need to relax and de-stress.

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Kansas City, MO
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A city the size of Davenport, is fortunate to have such a wonderful botanical park. The park is laid out beautifully. It has mature trees, some over 100 years old. The flower beds are very nice and some are true art forms in how they are laid out. There is a at least one awesome fountain that is computerized and... More 

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Thank Les R
Moline, United States
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214 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place for a leisure stroll - or to enjoy some great flowers and plants. This is also an amazing venue for wedding and prom pictures. In May and June show up and enjoy everyone enjoying the beautiful gardens and foundations and watch the pictures and memories being made.

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Thank Suzanne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Surround yourself with beauty. The place is small but jam packed with pretty plants and charm. Try it for yourself, it's old world charm that's hard to find these days.

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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Their partnership with the city is awesome. One year their theme was Candyland and my kids and I enjoyed finding the game pieces in the park as part of their scavenger hunt.

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Thank kim j
Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Good place to walk, get some fresh air and enjoy an afternoon. Feed some ducks and so many flowers. Very calming and peaceful. Also, a great place if your into Pokémon.

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Thank Mars2009
Davenport, Iowa
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128 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Vander Veer is very pretty. It has a large fountain, small pond, play equipment, and nice walk way. There is also extra land in the park for extra activities. I sometimes see people playing catch or frisbee with their kids. There is also a small indoor garden that you can see during certain hours for a small fee. The only... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Picturesque and well-maintained. The Friends of Vander Veer maintain the stunning landscape; be sure to actually stop and smell the roses in the Rose Garden. No matter the time of year for your visit, you'll see lots of locals using the park perimeter for walking and running. The tree-lined walkway, fountain, Greek columns, and mini-bridge are popular photography stops. Plenty... More 

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