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Iowa Arboretum

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1875 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156-7571
+1 515-795-3216
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A Place to find Peace

I needed a quiet time to think and remember better times so I drove over to the Arboretum. Walking... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
mavis465
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Ames, Iowa
A Very Pleasant Day

Some places that you go, help to clear your mind and make you feel good. This is one of those... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2017
EarlEbert
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A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living Plants' showcasing hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in a tranquil scenic setting. The Iowa Arboretum displays a large and diverse display of plants that can be successfully grown in Iowa. Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset year round.
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“fall” (4 reviews)
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1875 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156-7571
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

I needed a quiet time to think and remember better times so I drove over to the Arboretum. Walking around the beautiful grounds and just sitting in the shade did wonders and I returned home feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again.

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Some places that you go, help to clear your mind and make you feel good. This is one of those places. We had a nice level walk through through this beautiful garden. I felt like a great deal of care was taken in putting all...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

I love to go out and hike among the trees. I have attended some learning events there. There is a nice building where events can be hosted inside. There is a Brenton Arboretum and the Iowa Arboretum which are close to each other in a...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Arboretum has a nice building that could be used for a variety of events - wedding reception, business retreat, etc. The outdoor space is best viewed in late spring or early summer. Across the road to the east are several hiking trails through the...More

Thank Keith032
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

My family and I love the arboretum! It's so peaceful and serene. Gorgeous area. Can't wait to have our wedding there next fall. :)

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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Pleasant enough place to visit. I would not recommend this as a place for out-of-towners though. It is nice to look at the different types of trees and plants, however, for much more than a pleasant afternoon walk-through, it isn't overly exciting. If already going...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and unique plants and trees to see. The staff and friendly and know their stuff. They have a gift shop and rent out as venue, it's really nice#

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Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had a chance to explore both the arboretum and the hiking trails across the street on a windy, fall day. The grounds are lovely, the arboretum was well-maintained, and the staff was very friendly. This is probably a better place to visit in the...More

Thank ShutterbugSage
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

I explored the arboretum on a windy, fall day and then hiked the trails across the street. Overall, the grounds are lovely and the staff was super friendly. It's well maintained. I bet it's much more amazing in the spring and summer when flowers are...More

Thank Kristin W
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Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautifully maintained, lots of species, educational and fun. Well worth the visit, and will definitely be back. Wonderful gift shop!

Thank Jill G
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