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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Dubuques Best Kept Secret

Beautiful flower gardens throughout, well kept trails. Our grandson loved the Koi fish and trails... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Angela W
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Have to see it to believe it

Granted, I do volunteer here with some of their gardens, but I have been going there since it was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
timindbq
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Dubuque, Iowa
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3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful flower gardens throughout, well kept trails. Our grandson loved the Koi fish and trails. There are picnic tables and and a park with swings, slides, sandbox with digging tools and an area with hands on activities. We've been here several times. On Sundays in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angela W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Granted, I do volunteer here with some of their gardens, but I have been going there since it was only a small park; Marshall Park in fact. The Arboretum has the largest variety of hostas in the country for a free, non-profit location. This is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank timindbq
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take a walk and take in nature or bring a photographer and have some family pictures taken.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan W
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go solo or bring your family, things change with the seasons a spectacular Japanese garden and one of the largest hosta collections in the Midwest love it there

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kristines896
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Galena. Quiet area with well-marked plantings. Easy to find your way around with the map provided.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ruth10062015
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

You will not be disappointed with this place... Family have had Showers and Wedding here during its peek in the Roses and all the flowers!!! Beautiful!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary G G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great gardens to wander around, lots of different plants and flowers. Major hosta display. There's a waterfall and a lot of koi in one area that you can feed. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The gardens are well taken care of with a waterfall that goes into a lake filled with Koi fish. Great scenery for senior or engagement pictures to be taken.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank haynes8751
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a must see if you like gardens. Free to visit. Beautiful grounds, many individual gardens, lots of pergolas and other structures. Personal favorite was the English Garden. Start your walk in the Japanese garden and then just wander. It’s not a large place....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jennifer772
Reviewed August 13, 2018

its free and its beautiful. The Hosta gardens take up a majority of the planned gardens and they are beautiful. It was a really hot day, so wandering around the paths in a cool shady garden was a great break. The Japanese formal garden is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jaye R
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