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Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden

1925 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134-3309
+1 630-377-6424
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Very interesting place, some history of Geneva area

Colonel Fabyan seemed to be an interesting guy and learning more about his history and the history... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
rmcunningham
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Geneva, Illinois
It's the Fox River, not a lake.

This is a lovely peaceful setting winter or summer. If you're traveling through don't miss it... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Cherrie_1715
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Chicago, Illinois
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1925 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134-3309
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Colonel Fabyan seemed to be an interesting guy and learning more about his history and the history of the area was interesting. Worth attending.

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is a lovely peaceful setting winter or summer. If you're traveling through don't miss it. Afterwards venture down 3rd Street Geneva, Il for refreshments and window shopping.

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

The park is on both sides of the river. Bike trails follow the river. There is a windmill and a Japanese Garden. The museum is filled with bizarre things like a mummy and an alligator. There are picnic tables and grills available.

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our eclectic collection!

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

It may not have been the best time to come here in the Fall. It looked like the place needed to be cleaned and bushes and trees may have needed some 'pruning'. What was amazing was the fact that those trees are over a hundred...More

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

Hey Adriana. Thank you for your review. We hope you get a chance to visit when the Japanese Garden is open to the public and looking its best!

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

An incredible place of history and beauty. Marvel at a Frank Lloyd Wright house. The interior is very surprising. The Japanese Garden is a beauty to behold. All of this is situated on the beautiful Fox River. My husband and I love to bike ride...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This farmhouse was renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright for a wealthy couple who had an estate on the Fox River. The grounds are great --bike trails right along the river -- and the backstory on the original owners (truly characters) is fun and interesting. The...More

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review! We hope you return soon.

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is a lovely spot. Don't miss it for landscaping, Japanese cultural trends, various structures, such as 2 arched bridges, and tea house. I love this place!

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Thank you for your visit to the garden and your lovely review. We hope you get a chance to come back!

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Kane County Forest Preserves has done a very nice job of making the Fabyan Forest Preserve much more than just another green space. Check carefully when these specific sites are open to visit. The Japanese Garden is a delightful mini-version of larger ones like the...More

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and review! Information on visiting hours and open days can be found at ppfv.org.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love the Japanese gardens. Tranquil and beautiful. Love being able to walk though. Not the best hours so we tend to miss when it's open frequently but well worth the wait when we finally got in

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Hey Eva T, Our hours for the Garden are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 1-4pm. Hope that helps! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

We went and the place was closed. We did see this on the website so we were no surprised. We walked the grounds and there is a lot to see. You have to be watching for the signs or you will miss it. You park...More

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Vivien L, Assistant Director at Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the grounds as much as we do.

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Nanciboots
May 29, 2015|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
The Forest Preserve is 235 acres. That's the best I can do. Try calling the Geneva Parks Dept. Maybe they can help.
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Nanciboots
May 29, 2015|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
According to MapQuest it's 0.81 miles. It might be a nice walk if the weather is good or it certainly wouldn't cost much to take a cab. I hope that helps!
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