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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
Phone Number: 14178911515
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31...

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31 annually. The operating hours are 9 AM to 7:30 PM Thursday through Monday (always closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission is $3/adults. The Garden sits on 7 1/2 acres and contains three large ponds, several canals, a waterfall, Tea House and several other structures. The grounds are maintained by Springfield-Greene County Parks Department supported extensively by local volunteers. At the Ticket Booth, you can buy fish food for the Koi. Special events throughout the season include: Cherry Blossom Kite Festival at the beginning of April; Japanese Fall Festival in September and Romance in the Japanese Garden in October. For information about weddings, call the main Botanical Center.

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Beautiful place for a walk

My husband found this place while surfing the internet looking at attractions in the Springfield area. Very peaceful place for a walk. Will try to return in different seasons of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jean A
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Miami, Oklahoma
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Miami, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband found this place while surfing the internet looking at attractions in the Springfield area. Very peaceful place for a walk. Will try to return in different seasons of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many years ago..I was there and it was beautiful and most memorable. i will never forget it and neither will my out of state guests

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice grounds, great for hiking. Very beautiful and everything wasn't even in full bloom yet. We'll be going back at a better time if the year for gardens.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the gardens and really enjoyed strolling through and checking out the peaceful surroundings. It was reasonably priced and for an extra dollar you can buy a bag of fish food to feed the Koi in the ponds. The only weird thing was, we discovered that the gardens are next door to some sort of police... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful and inexpensive. After your visit, be sure to visit the park next door with many other beautiful plants.

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Thank Tammy R
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to walk and relax , me and my wife love this place we go all the time and small fee to get in

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Thank Edward B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed strolling through the gardens. It was so peaceful and tranquil. The plants, flowers, streams, and ponds were all beautiful. We saw a variety of birds and butterflies. There were frogs and turtles in the ponds. We even saw a few Canadian Geese. Will definitely visit again and again.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a pleasant and attractive Japanese garden next to Nathanael Greene Park. You can enjoy well maintained trees and shrubs on either side of the pathways. I saw turtles and fish in the ponds as well as Canadian geese. There are places to sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounds. There are restrooms and free parking. Note, most days there... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Lots of trees, shrubs, and water features. We saw rabbits, turtles, geese, and koi fish. Very nice paved walkways and mostly level for those who don't walk well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Well worth the $3 price of admission, Mizumoto is an oasis of calm inside the botanical garden that appears to have been plopped in the middle of an industrial park. It's exactly as advertised--a stroll garden with Japanese maples, bridges, a tea house, and ponds featuring giant koi and turtles. A relaxing break.

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