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Texas Discovery Gardens

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3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
+1 214-428-7476
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Church Group Ladies Spring Outing

Beautiful gardens and butterfly habitat. It was under some construction, but still very accessible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer W
via mobile
So Many Photo Opportunities!

My husband and I spent way too short a time photography the many, many plants and butterflies in... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Katherine Z
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East Tawakoni, United States
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Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5-acre organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for all ages. An indoor tropical butterfly house, the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium, features hundreds of free-flying butterflies from around the world. Learn all about Snake of Texas in the Natural Learning Center. Garden areas include a wildlife pond, Shakespeare Garden, Native Butterfly Habitat, and the scenic Grand Allee du Meadows. Picnics are welcome outside. Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210-2405
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+1 214-428-7476
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and butterfly habitat. It was under some construction, but still very accessible. Knowledgeable and courteous staff. Some in our group did a butterfly release, which was fun to watch and photograph. We all had a wonderful time!

1  Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

My husband and I spent way too short a time photography the many, many plants and butterflies in this fantastic space. Dress comfortably (it is humid), bring extra film/SD cards, and be prepared to be patient.

Thank Katherine Z
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's great to visit the garden on 'Pay whatever you wish' Tuesday. We went to see the release of the butterflies. The secret garden was very pretty.

Thank gln126
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

March is still early for the garden to be in full bloom but the overall structure of the garden is lovely and the butterfly conservatory is gorgeous.

1  Thank daisyglory
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Excellent variety of butterflies, and lots of them, for a very low admission. There are many different types of gardens on the property, and it's a great place to get ideas if you're a local gardener.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We went during the fair. The staff was over the top rude. We got there early and they told us to get out of the gift shop because they were not "open". Maybe they shouldnt open the doors and turn the lights on and make...More

1  Thank marijkopecki
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Butterfly sanctuary was one of the highlights of my trip the the Texas State Fair this year. The volunteers at the center are delightful and helpful. I've never seen such an array of colorful beautiful butterflies flitting about. I've been to many other butterfly...More

1  Thank Maryann B
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem within the confines of state fair park. Nice trails and a wide array of plants which are also named for you. During this visit the monarchs were landing on all the flowers. I'm sure it's gorgeous when everything is in bloom. Will...More

1  Thank trouthook69
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The Texas Discovery Gardens is located way in the back of The State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX near Starplex. The flowers are beautiful and the spacious grounds are a nice respite sways from the hustle of the city. They have the Rosine Sammons...More

1  Thank GigEm1973
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Perfect for a rainy or chilly day activity and fun for the whole family- my daughter didn't know where to look first! Lots of butterflies inside and very nice grounds outside. The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Korie B
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Response from Maryann B | Reviewed this property |
There were programs you could do 'free with admission', but don't recall a free admission day talked about. Here is the phone number. (214) 428-7476 x 341 . If there is no free day you won't mind paying admission... More
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Trash T
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Response from grngrdnr | Property representative |
Good morning, we are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Thanks!
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