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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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Beautiful Park

This is a beautiful park to walk around in. There is a small lagoon that lots of ducks hang out on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
motogirl33
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Davenport, Iowa
Very beautiful park!

We visited on a Monday, but the Conservatory is only only Tuesday-Sunday. Despite this, we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
sg8887
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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“rose garden” (19 reviews)
“duck pond” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
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+1 563-326-7812
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"rose garden"
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"duck pond"
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"beautiful plants"
in 5 reviews
"grand allee"
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"small lake"
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"south end"
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"nice playground"
in 4 reviews
"little gem"
in 5 reviews
"ducks and geese"
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"decorated for christmas"
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"middle of town"
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"pretty lagoon"
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"pretty flowers"
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"spring flowers"
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"walk around"
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"walking path"
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"water features"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park to walk around in. There is a small lagoon that lots of ducks hang out on. There is a beautiful fountain at one end and a gorgeous botanical center st the other end.

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We visited on a Monday, but the Conservatory is only only Tuesday-Sunday. Despite this, we enjoyed walking around the park and admiring all the beautiful gardens and flowers. They had a children's activity with a pirate treasure map where kids get to decode a message....More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a brief walk through the Conservatory with its brilliant display of colorful flowers. We took many photos though they don’t begin to capture the natural beauty on display. It...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I spent a lot of time here when I lived in Davenport, IA. This is not a big park but the conservatory has regular shows and I enjoyed taking photos here. They used to have an educational director but eliminated that position and several programs...More

Thank obidi
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This a nice place to go and look at all the different types of plants and flowers been here several times on field trip with my kids and love it every time.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Lush and beautiful plants filled the conservatory. Although it is not a large building, It offers a variety of plants, lots of photographic opportunities. Most plants are labeled and many have added information about the plant. We were there to see the winter display of...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

They have decorated for Christmas, was very pretty . Was nothing over the top but was worth checking out.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This park is equally stunning in the fall with the leaves changing color, as in the summer with everything in full bloom. A local yoga studio offers yoga in the park during the summer and there are often families walking, playing, and feeding the ducks...More

1  Thank Beth B
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a small city, so don't expect anything massive. For a small park, it is excellent, with a beautiful fountain, small greenhouse with two or three rooms, small lake and good landscaping. Was free, with opportunities for donations.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully displayed plants. The kids like the water feature the best. Relaxing atmosphere. Lots to admire. Handicapped but no obstructions.Ambke parking close to building

Thank Cyndishmejeo7
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Shawn C
May 10, 2018|
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Response from obidi | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small pond. Ice skating in the winter if it freezes. You could probably walk around it in 15 minutes and will be able to see the entire pond from any point. Lovely in the fall when the leaves turn and there... More
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MaryEllen55
March 14, 2018|
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Response from jaredsgirl | Reviewed this property |
It's not very big , I'd say an hour at the most.
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melissatruong
March 26, 2015|
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Response from pact51 | Reviewed this property |
Conservatory is open Tue-Sun from 10 am-4 pm (closed on Mon.) $1 admission
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