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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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Well established arboretum

Free admission but takes goodwill donation. Definitely contribute because these gardens The indoor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen E
Lodi, Wisconsin
Beautiful Botanical Park

This is such an asset for Vander Veer Park. It is a beautiful place. My daughter had some of her... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davenport, Iowa
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“rose garden” (18 reviews)
“duck pond” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free admission but takes goodwill donation. Definitely contribute because these gardens The indoor display area is small but very well done, most plants are in pots so they can easily be changed with the seasons. They have several large green houses where they grow their...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an asset for Vander Veer Park. It is a beautiful place. My daughter had some of her wedding pics taken there.

Thank motogirl33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy exploring the area we lived in for a while. This park is a great option, it's got a conservatory, a pond, a playground for kids and a peaceful atmosphere. We enjoyed playing with our son and strolling him around. there is no entry...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful display of a variety of plants. Noted some for sale which I would have loved to buy but I was heading North and not home:) In between the plants are some topiary animals. A nice design and actually a diverse arrangement. Even if you...More

1  Thank Debbi R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

An extremely pretty medium-sized park of great age - Davenport's original Central Park renamed in 1925. A large number of big shade trees, including the largest black alder in the USA and a wonderful long avenue of deep luxurious shade. The stone fountain and the...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The long tree-covered walkway between the 2 fountains was very relaxing on a hot humid day. It was worth the visit just for that.

Thank waynemarking
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Our kids really enjoyed the fish pond. It was a nice place to stop but didn't take a lot of time to go through.

Thank 315jmcc
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This was a very pleasant summer afternoon activity. We saw many folks out enjoying the grounds. A father fishing at the duck pond with his daughter. Another feeding the ducks with feed available at the stand, couples walking, and always people enjoying the beautifully planned,...More

1  Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Peaceful, lovely gardens and fountains, lake with lots of ducks/ducklings, benches for relaxation, paved walkways for strolling /walking, playground for youngsters - and a lovely botanical center with beautiful plants and a fun kaleidoscope (free entrance - donation appreciated) - makes for an enjoyable time.

1  Thank Mae45
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is especially beautiful now. We went on Saturday and they were having outdoor yoga on the great lawn. There are many water features as well as a rose garden, hosta garden and conservatory. It's free too.

Thank Morgan W
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27 March 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