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Desert Botanical Garden

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Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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+1 480-941-1225
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to...

Located in Papago Park, these gardens offer visitors an opportunity to learn about desert flora.

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While "can't miss" is somewhat overused, this is definitely a "can't miss"!

My wife and I are not normally Desert lovers but this park is exceptionally beautiful and interesting. Desert plants ability to live and prosper in a very hostile environment is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Merced, California
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Merced, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I are not normally Desert lovers but this park is exceptionally beautiful and interesting. Desert plants ability to live and prosper in a very hostile environment is a learning experience well worth having.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We come to Phoenix a couple times a year. Never get tired of going to the Botanic Gardens. As members of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, we get free entry. There are other gardens which have reciprocal privileges. Love walking around. One crested saguaro (only about one in ten thousand are crested!)

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This attraction is only appropriate during what passes for cooler months in the Phoenix area. The summer and well into the fall are just too hot, and only inexperienced tourists would subject themselves to what can be dangerous heat. That said, it is a nice overview of what the true nature of the area would and should be if all... More 

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Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Park is a do not miss. The displays are super and flanked by the desert to add authenticity. The gift shop has just enough and clean.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a foot injury and was uncertain about walking around but there are electric scooters for rent at $30 (cheaper than our airfare). We really enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of plants found in a desert. Lots of birds. Very friendly staff told us that this is on the birds' migratory route. We saw a woodpecker fly into... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will be very glad you took in this attraction. It is very well planned, designed and maintained and there are really helpful docents who give short but captivating tours. The tours are fairly short and do not cover the whole garden but leave you to find another tour in a different area or to just wander around and take... More 

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time here in 3 years. Have enjoyed it both times. Peaceful, educational strolls through the 'desert'. Staff helpful and very friendly.

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Thank Bear53588
Phoenix
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The luminaries were beautiful. This is a must see event! There are thousands of lights, and coupled with the beautiful desert plants it is good for the soul.

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Thank Picarello
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry, can't think of a negative thing to say. It's a beautiful place with very friendly and helpful staff. Learned a lot. Has a nice restaurant as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the Desert Botanical Garden during our winter vacation. Oh my! It is a beautiful place and it is obvious that much planning and effort were necessary in making this beautiful property possible. The tour involved a great deal of walking; however, I saw several guests in wheelchairs and they seemed to be enjoying themselves. The... More 

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