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“Great fun”

Tucson Botanical Gardens
Ranked #16 of 280 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Named one of the Top 10 Gardens in to visit in North America in 2017 by the Canada Garden Tourism Council and One of the Best Secret Garden in America by Reader's Digest, Tucson Botanical Gardens is an “Oasis in the Heart of Tucson. Featuring seventeen residentially-scaled specialty gardens, including a Barrio Garden, Zen Garden and a Cactus & Succulent Garden landscaped with unusual rocks from the Harrison Yocum collection. Tropical Butterflies from around the world are featured in the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion October-April. Special annual seasonal exhibits. Experience an outdoor Garden Railway, botanically-inspired gift shops, year-round tours, art exhibits and lunch at Cafe Botanica. Closed Thanksgiving, the Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1, the first Saturday in February and July 4.
Longmont, Colorado
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96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

The butterflies were very well represented. Great activities for kids. Very peaceful and relaxing. The gift shop was nice and had some cheaper small items.

Visited December 2012
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Lots to see of different habitats. Walk along the winding paths and around each bend in the walkway is another little alcove with beautiful landscaping and plant life, benches, artwork, and maybe a water feature. We found a building with a collection of beautiful live butterflies flying around. It was a lovely place to spend a warm afternoon. Do remember to stop by the gift shop.

Visited December 2012
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Sheirngham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit, amazing Butterflies!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

On my last trip to Tuscon, my daugher and I visited the Botanical gardens. I was unsure what to expect, and am really glad we made the trip. The gardens are really interesting, lots of new plants, and old favourites, and lots of history. The Butterflies were the highlight though, a good sized enclosure with many many butterflies of all shapes colours and sizes, truly wonderful to watch. Really tranquil...

Visited November 2012
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Tennessee
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A must in Tucson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We really enjoyed the history and the scenery. We will go again when in the area. I believe it was once a small quarey.

Visited January 2012
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Anaheim, California
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“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Beautiful place in the middle of Tucson. Amazing that they do what they do here. It is a must if you visit Tucson AZ

Visited October 2012
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Thank Rick S
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