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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
+1 563-556-2100
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Peaceful walk

We love this area, great for a peaceful walk with waterfalls and fish. They often have music... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shannon Z
Just beautiful!

This was an absolutely beautiful place to visit! Quiet, visually stunning, free...what more could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirsten B
Grimes, Iowa
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3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
+1 563-556-2100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this area, great for a peaceful walk with waterfalls and fish. They often have music nights and other events here. If taking family photos, I believe you need to have approval and possibly a fee, so be sure to check that first.

Thank Shannon Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolutely beautiful place to visit! Quiet, visually stunning, free...what more could you want? We especially enjoyed the koi pond & the shade garden. The rose garden was past its peak bloom for the year when we visited (August) but looks like it...More

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful garden that the kids even liked. The Japanese garden was particularly gorgeous and peaceful! The waterfall, pond and large koi were just like the real gardens I visited years ago in Japan. Really nice walk, wasn't crowded at all and was...More

Thank LegalMommy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a little extra time to drive out to this beautiful and well kept park. It is about 15 minutes from downtown Dubuque and a little difficult to find. For a relatively small town like Dubuque, it is an impressive place. We used up...More

Thank mmbcross
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a beautiful, tranquil acreage full of every kind of flower and plant you can imagine. It is a leisurely walk to view everything including fish ponds, water falls, wooden bridges, immaculate landscaping with places to sit and relax throughout. If I lived closer...More

Thank Grama1234
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit. So many different plant life and flowers fill this place. They keep it looking beautiful out there, hence why so many couples get married here. They keep trying to add new things, and even have a decent...More

Thank Casey N
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Wow! What wonderfully unique and spacious gardens. The Japanese gardens were stunning with a pond and several water features and the English gardens were gorgeously authentic. However, my favorite were the hosta gardens! Even though it was 90+ and humid the hosta gardens provided welcome...More

Thank tara_anne8
Reviewed 18 May 2017

What a great time we had at the Arboretum on Mother's Day. So many things to do and the staff was excellent! Cant' wait to see what happens next year.

Thank llamorte
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Great gardens. Plenty of different floral and fauna to go around. I have done a wedding here and it was beautiful, it's perfect for a shutterbug. It would be a great place to hold a family function, and even business picnic. Great for a stroll,...More

Thank Leftoverstardust
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife & I spent about an hour at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on a sunny & cool Saturday afternoon in late spring. Free admission (with donations welcome) make this place a good spot for a family visit or a last-minute diversion for singles...More

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