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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
+1 563-556-2100
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Great place to Relax and Unwind

Very quiet, tranquil place to get away. I traveled there are on a hot afternoon but there is... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
mmbreitbach
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Sherrill, Iowa
Beautiful

Not much more to say..this place is beautiful, well kept, mostly by volunteers. An excellent place... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
RichDBQ
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Dubuque, Iowa
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“japanese garden” (23 reviews)
“rose garden” (10 reviews)
“koi pond” (9 reviews)
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3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
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+1 563-556-2100
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"japanese garden"
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"rose garden"
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"koi pond"
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"plants and flowers"
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"full bloom"
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"water features"
in 6 reviews
"leisurely walk"
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"plant life"
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"enjoy the surroundings"
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"bird feeders"
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"beautiful place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"free admission"
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"flower beds"
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"different species"
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"late spring"
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"hot afternoon"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Very quiet, tranquil place to get away. I traveled there are on a hot afternoon but there is plenty of shade and the fish pond is very soothing. I really took the time to enjoy all the different plants and learned about many different species...More

Thank mmbreitbach
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Not much more to say..this place is beautiful, well kept, mostly by volunteers. An excellent place to spend the day!!

Thank RichDBQ
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

A beautiful kept grounds, that is a great place to relax and connect with nature. More than just flowers and plants, as there are many benches to sit and relax or meditate.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The gardens were extremely well-maintained for this time of year. Shade gardeners’ alert—7,000 hostas. Japanese garden was complete with waterfall and koi pond.

Thank MBK458
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

relaxing stroll thru gardens also ADA not easy to find in Dubuque but well worth the time spend they offer free tours

Thank Alice D
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Made a brief stop here a month ago to take some senior pictures of my daughter. Lots of places for cute pics. Lovely garden with loads of flowers and ponds and waterfall.

Thank James L
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Arboretum is full of gorgeous blooming flowers and shrubs. It's a feast for the eye! Plus it's so well organized that a visitor easily moves from one type of floral enjoyment to another, filling the soul with peace and relieves stress. Since a visitor...More

Thank 9judy47
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The wife and I stopped in to see the botanical garden.We were happy that there was still a good amount of flowers still in bloom.This is a real nice garden to visit.Easy walking and plenty of places to sit and take it all in.

Thank dillagaf2
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

What a wonderful, beautiful place. The flowers were stunnning - the rose garden smelled lovely. The hosta garden was like nothing I've ever seen. I wish there had been more time to explore. Highly recommend!!

Thank Debbie0722
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We drive through the gardens few times every year, but recently I added a tour on my bicycle after a 7 mile ride across town. This offered a more pleasant view and easier to get off the bike and walk about. Took some photos and...More

Thank Robert F
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