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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
Phone Number: +1 563-556-2100
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Always a stop. Especially for photos. Many weddings are held here and family photo sessions, due to the natural beauty. Very well kept

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a stop. Especially for photos. Many weddings are held here and family photo sessions, due to the natural beauty. Very well kept

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful quiet place that is free. The area was well kept with beautiful, colorful flowers. My wife and I were especially impressed with the roses, very beautiful.

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near Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The layout of so many types of plants is welcoming and educational--and free! Much parking is available. The Japanese garden is a bit more informal than others of the type, but it is well-laid-out and elegant, whether to learn more about plants or just to commune with nature.

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Milwaukee, WI
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stopped at the Dubuque Botanical Gardens just looking for a break as I was on a business trip in town for a couple of days. It is not a large botanical gardens, but was really well maintained. I'm comparing it to Chicagos, Montreals, and even some that were a little smaller like Boerner in Milwaukee (really nice one). All-in-all,... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It was recommended to our tour group to see the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We are sure glad we took the advice to go see this wonderful gardens. It is a beautiful, well-maintained garden and arboretum. We tremendously enjoyed the many garden areas including the thousands of hostas, the wonderful lay out of the flower beds and very knowledgeable... More 

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Peosta, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The Dubuque arboretum and botanical gardens is a hidden gem right in front of your face. If you find yourself in need of a recharge a walk among the many paths is sure to find you some quiet you may be looking for. The Japanese gardens are exquisite, it still amazes me we have this in the middle of the... More 

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Charlotte, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Garden is absolutely beautiful! The flowers are so vibrant. They have a pond and parks.

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Thank tatelinntay
Punta de Mita, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We attended a service our local church had at the picnic area. This park is just beautiful and very well maintained. Our only disappointment is that dogs are not allowed. Our little one would love a walk there!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is unbelievable that this large park and gardens are free. There are many plants and flowers to see. The Koi pond was being repaired and detracted from what would be a great centerpiece to the grounds. We enjoyed seeing and photographing the birds (hummingbirds, cardinals, finches, wrens, ...) around the bird feeders.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We spent about an hour or so walking around this beautiful garden. It's FREE to get in, which I thought was incredible considering how well done the garden is. Other botanical gardens I've been to don't have many mature trees. This one has trees in abundance, which was wonderful. I especially liked the hostas garden which felt almost tucked away... More 

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