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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 1940 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, and Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Phone Number: 612 370 4903
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i think this is a beautiful hidden gem in minneapolis. there are great trails and the foliage is beautiful. if you like hiking i would recommend these trails. They also have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda E
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i think this is a beautiful hidden gem in minneapolis. there are great trails and the foliage is beautiful. if you like hiking i would recommend these trails. They also have a real water faucet with spring water. UMMM

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Just discovered this place this year. We have been there twice and would return again and again. The walk is beautiful, there are many different pathways to choose from. This is a great place to learn about nature and enjoy some piece and quiet. Kids would love it, too.

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Thank NatureBoo
Northfield, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

When the wildflowers are blooming in May this place is really a treasure. Winding trails, numerous scenic overlooks, and an endless display of nature at her finest. This is a natural park, so if you are looking for manicured this is not it. But we love this little corner of paradise. We'll have to return in the autumn to see... More 

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Thank Rosecrans
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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366 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The Eloise Butler wildflower gardens are a nice, peaceful walk in the woods. It is located in Wirth Park, with it's walking and biking trails. The paths are mostly wood chips. There are some gentle hills in the gardens, and stairs to get down in to the gardens. There are a variety of plants that are marked. The trails have... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took an out of town guest to walk the trails in July and the trails were under construction, so we only saw part of the garden area. There was a large turkey at the birdfeeder at the visitor center. We had fumbled around at the metered parking because our credit card didn't work so we dug in our pockets... More 

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Thank Peg C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I have lived near this area my entire life and just discovered this place! This is a very nice, quiet place to walk and enjoy the outdoors. The trails are clear and covered by wood chips, so it's an easy hike. We spent some time near the bird feeders and saw several types of birds visit that don't come to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Do you like flowers? Native foliage? Then this is a place for you. Peaceful, quiet, well maintained paths through a number of different topographies - marsh, field, upland. The plants are labeled and there is a self- guide book you can borrow or buy. It is not wheelchair friendly unless you have a power chair that is equipped for paths.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are in the area for a short visit; even if you are visiting downtown Minneapolis is easy to get to and close to the city. If you reside here this is a place for birding - in and outside the garden area is a great location for walk in nature. Entrance... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was expecting a well kept garden/park with birds to view. We went in the morning on a June day and were met with millions of biting bugs and saw one rabbit, no birds. The prairie area was very cool, neat to see how it was kept and how the prairies originally looked. However, the amount of bugs, and having... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Eloise Butler Wild Flower Garden -within Theodore Wirth Park - in Minneapolis is one of my favorite places to visit while in the Twin Cities!. As a child, one of my classes took a field trip there. I was fascinated by the lovely flowers and marsh-lands and the songs of the numerous birds singing as the class strolled thru... More 

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