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“Wonderful small-town arboretum”

Bickelhaupt Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Clinton
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a great and unexpected attraction for Clinton. It is wonderfully developed and maintained in an area of about a half mile by a quarter mile. It is a great spot for weddings, picnics, group gatherings. It has an amazing display of flowers, herbs, rare and exotic bushes, ferns and trees. There is a picturesque creek running through it and frequent art installations. There is even an educational area indoors and a butterfly display.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I am fortunate to have the arboretum a short walk from my home. It is always peaceful, always beautiful, and the plants and trees seem to change daily as the seasons progress. There is no charge to visit, which is truly amazing as any other similar nature venue of this caliber charges for entry. The trees and plants are labeled with both their common and scientific names so it is possible to appreciate how a particular plant might "work" in one's home landscape. A true gem and a must-have for visitors to the area.

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful, peaceful, educational place. I saw my first bluebird here! A sea of dafodils in the Spring, Lovely color in the Fall, Summer herb garden. Great fro kids to learn about nature first hand

Thank Bee A
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a hidden gem. It is a place for those who are able to hike up and down. We did a lot of walking off the paths and on the grass. Trees are well labeled and there are some other gardens along the paths. It is a peaceful place that you can not only enjoy the land but also the birds and other creatures this that live here.

Thank barbara539
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been to a couple other arboretums in Iowa so that kind of spoiled this for me, as they are a lot nicer. However, this one was free and I had to pay for the others. I think if they did have people pay like $2.00 and take donations, they could make some improvements like more walking paths, so you don't have to walk down slippery hills when the grass is wet in the am like when we went. Also it is not handicapped accessible very far into it. Also the water fall was not working which was kind of a bummer. There also was the tour guide... a white and black cat that wanted constant attention. But they do have some lovely flowers, trees and plants. A nice diversion while visiting Clinton.

Thank Bonnie S
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