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Vander Veer Botanical Park

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

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Great place to get married

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jill K
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jill K
Cedar Rapids
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Daniel B
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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!

Thank Shannon Z
Bangor, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jess B
Des Moines, Iowa
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Chuck H
North Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank dbchristian
Marseilles, Illinois
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful greenhouse, beautiful rose garden and my favorite the duck pound. Easy walking paths, stroller or wheelchair friendly.

Thank Minniemoe25
Davenport, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful little gem of a greenhouse. Fascinating variety of flora. On a cool day, it's warm and gives you some greenery to luxuriate in - the hope of spring and summer.

Thank Susan K
Carrollton, Ohio
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was driving up Brady Street to my hotel and happened across this gem. Arrived after the conservatory closed, so wen back the next day. A fantastic variety of plants. Well groomed park with many walkways, ducks to feed, collections of garden and landscaping plants. Very beautiful and relaxing. I highly recommend a stop if you need to relax and de-stress.

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Kansas City, MO
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A city the size of Davenport, is fortunate to have such a wonderful botanical park. The park is laid out beautifully. It has mature trees, some over 100 years old. The flower beds are very nice and some are true art forms in how they are laid out. There is a at least one awesome fountain that is computerized and... More 

Thank Les R

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