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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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good central location walk about

You can find an enjoyable walk near the central downtown Davenport area herein the Vander. Don't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Quiet Oasis in the city!

Beautiful small conservatory in a lovely city park. The Grand Allee and duck/geese pond are lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Davenport, Iowa
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“rose garden” (15 reviews)
“duck pond” (5 reviews)
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215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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Reviewed yesterday

You can find an enjoyable walk near the central downtown Davenport area herein the Vander. Don't skip the botanical gardens. The back squirrel is for real. The mallards and Canadian geese are well feed, however they should avoid bread. A good walk about.

Thank milehighbullet1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful small conservatory in a lovely city park. The Grand Allee and duck/geese pond are lovely for strolling. Hosta Glade has a large collection of unusual hostas and companion plants. The Conservatory is now free. It is a perfect place to visit when you need...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little gem in middle of town. Nice circular walking path with old homes surrounding. Great back in time feel. Greenhouse small but nicely presented. Has annual plant sale. Parking somewhat limited. Used constantly by locals.

Thank beentheredonethatia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is simply exquisite. Geese and ducks abound in the lagoon, and there are benches galore and a wonderful spot for children to play. If you walk - which I do - it's a terrific place to put in one or two miles, all...More

1  Thank ittycar
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park, map of many species tree 80+ in the conservatory, nice playground, fountain in the summer, 1-mile around, beautiful hosts and rose garden. Great field for flying kites, playing catch. Love it.

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

As close as you can get to "Central Park" but in the quad cities. Nice green areas, a duck pond (with a couple of geese) and a small botanical area which is open to the public. Note that the Botanical center is closed on Mondays;...More

1  Thank Tsubasa99
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

1  Thank Minda P
Reviewed 28 December 2016 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.

1  Thank EMBall
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...More

2  Thank Dennis M
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What is the price of admission
27 March 2015|
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Response from pact51 | Reviewed this property |
Conservatory is open Tue-Sun from 10 am-4 pm (closed on Mon.) $1 admission