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“It Stinks! Save Your Money!!!”

Huntsville Botanical Garden
Ranked #2 of 69 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and boasts a picture perfect aquatic garden, a spectacular wildflower and nature trail and numerous specialty gardens and plant collections. The Children’s Garden and Nature Center contain the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house and eight specialized gardens aimed toward the younger set. Children and adults alike will enjoy a stroll through the dinosaur garden, the space garden, storybook garden and more. Family festivals include Beaks and Barks, Huntsville Blooms, the Scarecrow Trail, and the nationally recognized Galaxy of Lights, and be sure not to miss our annual summer exhibits, designed to appeal to children and families. The Garden also has a gift shop, indoor and outdoor facility rental options, and education programs for all ages. The Garden is a privately run 501c3 non-profit, which receives a majority of its support from garden members, supporters, and corporate donors.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Madison, Alabama
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It Stinks! Save Your Money!!!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

At the Galaxy of Lights and not impressed. We have waited an hour to get in. After getting in we have been driving through a crazy maze and have seen next to no lights. Very Poor traffic flow. Still waiting to see some lights. We are glad that we did not pay full price for the tickets and so far not worth the money we paid.

2 Thank angus2061
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“RIP OFFF!!!!”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

I was relly disapointed in the Galaxy of Lights!!! It is in no way worth the $20 it cost to drive thru, $5 would have been more than enough. Expecting Christmas Lights, and yes there were some, but butterflies and lady bugs and business advertsemnts???? Oh well lesson learned if you want to see Christmas lights stick to riding around and looking the houses decorated!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Tresia M
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Central Texas
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice field trip with Granddaughter's school”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was a school field trip with my granddaughter. The guides thru the garden were extremely knowledgeable. They shared on the level of the 2nd graders and yet were happy to answer a few questions from me. The garden was a nice size and a surprise to me located in downtown Huntsville.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Kimberly S
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Harvest, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Under Rated Huntsville Experience”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is one of the most professional and satisfying events in Huntsville. Beautiful and educational. Huntsville does not have the museums, zoos and other venues you associate with older large cities. But the Botanical Gardens is competitive with most similar Gardens.

1 Thank Craig H
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Took our 3 year old grandson and his parents. This is a wonderful place for children. They have lots of things to explore. Several holiday themes throughout the year.

Visited October 2012
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