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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
Phone Number: 757 441 5830
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Sunset Cruise

This was an amazing time! We went on the sunset cruise and it was a wonderfully leisurely trip. It was about an hour and a half long. We traveled around the lake looking at all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Antwaun2018
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an amazing time! We went on the sunset cruise and it was a wonderfully leisurely trip. It was about an hour and a half long. We traveled around the lake looking at all different types of wildlife. The tour guide, on her first sunset cruise, did a great job explaining things as well as giving the tourists so... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely breathtaking garden! Well worth the money! We visited with our 5yr old and 18 month old. The free tram, which generally leaves on the hour, is a fantastic way to get an overview of the garden. They drop off an pick up at several spots along the way. However, the garden is easily walk-able in a little under 2hours.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I drove into the Gardens and realizes its' size, I was delightfully surprised by the free Tram available! I paid my admission and immediately took the Tram for an overview of this garden. There is much to be seen here & unfortunately more than I really had time to do. I did walk through the immense rose garden. While... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been members for 3 years now and will continue to be until we leave the area. Love, love, love it for small children. The children's play area has multiple spray grounds appropriate for small toddlers along with elementary aged kids. The staff always has interactive stands up and my kids love the free "train" ride to the spray grounds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place and have taken my teens here since they were babies. Each season there is plenty to see. The butterfly garden is always a delight in the summer. Gorgeous grounds and specialty gardens. Nice walking paths with plenty of benches to rest along the way. Tram goes around if you need a break.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of our yearly Christmas tradition. The kids love it and it brings out the kid in the adults. the lights are captivating.

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flew into Norfolk airport and had some time being needed to head to Newport news. Found this on tripadvisor as a top place to visit. It was a beautiful day - the gardens were well kept. Took the trolley ride around the garden. There were still some nice displays from Lantern Asia but some of them were being disassembled.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed getting out and walk through to the gardens wanted to do something different it was spring and just wanted enjoy the day outside

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Virginia Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit for all! Families, couples, groups....everyone loves to visit NBG! The special exhibits are always a lot of fun. The WOW Children's Garden is so fun for kids of all ages.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Botanical Garden of Norfolk is a must see. We have seen it during the spring and summer and just love this place. It is professionally cared for. While the roses were on the down turn they were still beautiful but late May early June would be the prime time. There is always something different to see. We learned on... More 

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