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Vander Veer Botanical Park

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very beautiful park!

We visited on a Monday, but the Conservatory is only only Tuesday-Sunday. Despite this, we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Glorious Spring Flowers

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Bettendorf, Iowa
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“rose garden”(19 reviews)
“duck pond”(8 reviews)
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215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on a Monday, but the Conservatory is only only Tuesday-Sunday. Despite this, we enjoyed walking around the park and admiring all the beautiful gardens and flowers. They had a children's activity with a pirate treasure map where kids get to decode a message....More

Thank sg8887
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a brief walk through the Conservatory with its brilliant display of colorful flowers. We took many photos though they don’t begin to capture the natural beauty on display. It...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I spent a lot of time here when I lived in Davenport, IA. This is not a big park but the conservatory has regular shows and I enjoyed taking photos here. They used to have an educational director but eliminated that position and several programs...More

Thank obidi
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This a nice place to go and look at all the different types of plants and flowers been here several times on field trip with my kids and love it every time.

Thank kmn2251
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lush and beautiful plants filled the conservatory. Although it is not a large building, It offers a variety of plants, lots of photographic opportunities. Most plants are labeled and many have added information about the plant. We were there to see the winter display of...More

Thank 72Cricket
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

They have decorated for Christmas, was very pretty . Was nothing over the top but was worth checking out.

Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This park is equally stunning in the fall with the leaves changing color, as in the summer with everything in full bloom. A local yoga studio offers yoga in the park during the summer and there are often families walking, playing, and feeding the ducks...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a small city, so don't expect anything massive. For a small park, it is excellent, with a beautiful fountain, small greenhouse with two or three rooms, small lake and good landscaping. Was free, with opportunities for donations.

Thank kvaakp
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Beautifully displayed plants. The kids like the water feature the best. Relaxing atmosphere. Lots to admire. Handicapped but no obstructions.Ambke parking close to building

Thank Cyndishmejeo7
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was an oasis on a gloomy and rainy day! Free admission, but there is a place for donations. The rose gardens were still beautiful in early October! Lots of variety of plants to see. Did not explore the outdoor park with the duck pond,...More

Thank Brianna F
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Shawn C
10 May 2018|
Response from obidi | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small pond. Ice skating in the winter if it freezes. You could probably walk around it in 15 minutes and will be able to see the entire pond from any point. Lovely in the fall when the leaves turn and there... More
15 March 2018|
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Response from jaredsgirl | Reviewed this property |
It's not very big , I'd say an hour at the most.
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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