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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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Read that folks: Japanese Garden is only open SOMETIMES

Read the other reviews and visit the website: The Japanese Garden is gated and fenced, although... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
OtherBeach
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St. Charles, IL
Japanese Garden only open Sundays, Wednesdays & Thursdays but Museum open all weekend

Was disappointed to find the Japanese Tea Garden closed on Saturday so unable to enter it. Could... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LocaLinda123
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Chicago, Illinois
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1925 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134-3309
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Read the other reviews and visit the website: The Japanese Garden is gated and fenced, although with a low fence and not open to strolling when it is not open! So you must visit during visiting - apparently tour - hours. This park has a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed to find the Japanese Tea Garden closed on Saturday so unable to enter it. Could walk around the fenced garden so got to see it though not experience it. However the Fabyan Home which is also a museum of sorts. Turns out Mr...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving back to my hotel after a long day, I came across what looked like a nice riverside park on the east bank of the Fox River in Geneva and stopped to stretch my legs. I couldn’t miss the large windmill nearby. I walked across...More

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Reviewed 8 January 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 23 December 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 4 December 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 5 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 October 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 6 December 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 6 October 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 3 October 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 4 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 23 September 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 27 September 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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Nanciboots
29 May 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
29 May 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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