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“Wonderful wild place in the city”

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Ranked #53 of 225 things to do in Minneapolis
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Minneapolis has a number of places where the urban area disappears, and this is one of them. The garden is more like a forest reserve than a formal garden, with trails that take you from heavily wooded spots to meadow. Easy walks, with climbs that are only difficult for those who have mobility impairments, and some nice benches along the way to sit and enjoy the day. Great collection of feeders near main buildings, for those who want to watch a variety of birds feeding and flitting back and forth. Can get a little crowded on weekends, but it's big enough that it's rarely congested except near the entrance and the buildings.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a serene place with to walk and enjoy the out doors so close to the city. In July and August or early spring the flowers are particularly fine.

Thank tim m
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is a nature-lover's paradise in the urban Twin Cities. This 15-acre garden was created in 1907 by high school biology teach, Eloise Butler. The small slice of woodland, bog and prairie is now home to more than 500 plant and 130 bird species. April through October are the best months to visit, with April and May being the height of the Spring Bird Migration.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Situated in the middle of Theo Wirth Park. This little gem of a park within a park is a wonderful way to see northern wild flowers, and if you are there in June you might even see Pink Lady Slippers orchids !!!! The trails are lined with wild flowers and stands of red and white pine. A fantastic place to visit!!!!! P.S. Make sure to bring bug dope in June and July as the bugs can be bad then.....

Thank maltfoto
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Right in the city, a great place to go to appreciate nature, hike through a pretty setting, unwind, and learn about plants of this area.

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