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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
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+1 563-556-2100
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Lovely areas of plants

The layout of so many types of plants is welcoming and educational--and free! Much parking is available. The Japanese garden is a bit more informal than others of the type, but... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
near Milwaukee, WI
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near Milwaukee, WI
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The layout of so many types of plants is welcoming and educational--and free! Much parking is available. The Japanese garden is a bit more informal than others of the type, but it is well-laid-out and elegant, whether to learn more about plants or just to commune with nature.

Thank CityHiker73
Milwaukee, WI
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I stopped at the Dubuque Botanical Gardens just looking for a break as I was on a business trip in town for a couple of days. It is not a large botanical gardens, but was really well maintained. I'm comparing it to Chicagos, Montreals, and even some that were a little smaller like Boerner in Milwaukee (really nice one). All-in-all,... More 

1 Thank captainhook1974
Holland, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

It was recommended to our tour group to see the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We are sure glad we took the advice to go see this wonderful gardens. It is a beautiful, well-maintained garden and arboretum. We tremendously enjoyed the many garden areas including the thousands of hostas, the wonderful lay out of the flower beds and very knowledgeable... More 

1 Thank David N
Peosta, Iowa
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

The Dubuque arboretum and botanical gardens is a hidden gem right in front of your face. If you find yourself in need of a recharge a walk among the many paths is sure to find you some quiet you may be looking for. The Japanese gardens are exquisite, it still amazes me we have this in the middle of the... More 

1 Thank Greg C
Charlotte, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Garden is absolutely beautiful! The flowers are so vibrant. They have a pond and parks.

Thank tatelinntay
Punta de Mita, Mexico
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283 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We attended a service our local church had at the picnic area. This park is just beautiful and very well maintained. Our only disappointment is that dogs are not allowed. Our little one would love a walk there!

Thank scronk0413
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

It is unbelievable that this large park and gardens are free. There are many plants and flowers to see. The Koi pond was being repaired and detracted from what would be a great centerpiece to the grounds. We enjoyed seeing and photographing the birds (hummingbirds, cardinals, finches, wrens, ...) around the bird feeders.

1 Thank twa63
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447 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We spent about an hour or so walking around this beautiful garden. It's FREE to get in, which I thought was incredible considering how well done the garden is. Other botanical gardens I've been to don't have many mature trees. This one has trees in abundance, which was wonderful. I especially liked the hostas garden which felt almost tucked away... More 

Thank kren250
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Nice garden, too bad we ran into yet another large family that has no manners and children are out of control. Sad to see them breaking the displays.

Thank Kathryn B
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a great place to go to be around nature. The different areas of the gardens are beautiful and wonderfully maintained. Perfect for going out and walking around.

2 Thank Zoie W

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