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Vander Veer Botanical Park

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Address: 215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
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+1 563-326-7812
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Jewel of the City

An oasis in Davenport. It is the heart of the city and great to see the community taking advantage of all that the park has to offer

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew B
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Davenport, Iowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An oasis in Davenport. It is the heart of the city and great to see the community taking advantage of all that the park has to offer

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1 Thank Andrew B
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well-loved park with a botanical conservatory, pond, large fountain, rose gardens and lots of green space.

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1 Thank Minda P
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a place we thought we might wait until we visit in spring, but we went anyway. The conservatory was decorated for Christmas and had every type of poinsettias imaginable. Can't wait until spring when we can see more of the park.

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1 Thank EMBall
Iowa, United States
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited the park and conservatory off season this fall while passing through town. The quiet time of year allowed the conservatory staff to hang Christmas lights and wreaths and they had on display multiple varieties of poinsettias for terrific seasonal color. Outside, the resident duck flock surrounded my wife as she was taking their picture, as they are trained... More 

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Lovely park for a little wedding. The greenhouse is beautiful outside and in. Great place to walk your dogs in the city.

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1 Thank Jill K
Cedar Rapids
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283 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have been here many times as a kid and was struck by how much of it hasn't changed all these years later. It sits on over 33 acres in the "historic district" of Davenport. It features, amongst other things as: the first ever Botanical park of its kind west of the Mississippi. It proudly bodes this in their park.... More 

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1 Thank Daniel B
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great park to walk around! There is a waterfall, play area, oversized chairs, arbor area, pond with ducks to feed, and have different themes each year to find different things. This year was Jungle book which we found to be hard, but still had fun!

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1 Thank Shannon Z
Bangor, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Most of the park was closed of due to a wedding. Wish that was posted online. I would of scheduled my visit accordingly. Wasn't to much to see. There was a lot produce growing the the different gardens. Not sure what that was all about.

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1 Thank Jess B
Des Moines, Iowa
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very beautiful park tucked between two busy streets. We were only able to enjoythe park, but it's a very well maintained space.

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1 Thank Chuck H
North Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice peaceful park. Loved the pond with the fountain. Nice leisurely walking paths. Very relaxing. Nice place to sit and enjoy nature or just read a book.

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