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Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
+1 800-362-4874
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So many neat things to offer here - get annual pass!

An annual pass dream. :) We have young kids and these gardens are beautiful year round! The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelley W
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What a beautiful place!

While visiting in Midland we stopped by Dow Gardens to see the Butterflies in Bloom exhibit. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen S
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Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acre Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 130,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and Whiting Forest, which is home to the nation’s longest forest canopy walk.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An annual pass dream. :) We have young kids and these gardens are beautiful year round! The annual is pass pays for itself over and over. Fantastic place for pictures and peace. There is a kids’ garden with fun things to do, trails to walk,...More

Thank Shelley W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting in Midland we stopped by Dow Gardens to see the Butterflies in Bloom exhibit. The walk to the exhibit building was a bit long, but the grounds (even in late winter) were pretty. The butterflies were gorgeous. We were glad we took the...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I frequent Dow Gardens almost weekly during the summer to walk but the winter is lovely too. I love the waterfall, the rose garden in the summer and the great paved walking paths. Perfect place for solace and photography! Don't miss the butterfly house open...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Dow Gardens are always well-maintained and change with the four seasons. There is something in bloom somewhere to enjoy.

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Since moving to Midland, it’s has been one of the best place to relax and unwind whether on weekends or after work. Also a great place for photos when it’s prom, wedding or anything other events. I love this place.

Thank Lemi G
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The Dow Gardens are a must-see in Midland. The grounds are beautiful, well-kept, and designed for maximum floral enjoyment. Very peaceful walk, nature in all its glory, great break from a busy day.

Thank 550JustaTraveler
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I have attended weddings here. We visit just to walk around. In the spring they have a butterfly house, which we really enjoy. Beautiful bridges and ponds. Great place for families and couples.

Thank Amber M
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Dow Gardens is a unique atmosphere for those who appreciate the sights and smells of a garden. In this case a very large garden. We visit regularly over the summer and the gardens are the place for homecoming and prom pictures!

Thank MidMichFam
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We went to the Dow Gardens Christmas Walk. It was excellent. Beautiful candle lit paths. Wonderful performers: Delta Flute Choir, 2 different Brass groups... Nice greenhouse / conservatory with nice plants and lighting.

Thank seetheusainaford
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I'ts a beautiful gardens. Nice to stroll around. Lots of activities all year long! Fun things offered for kids.

Thank Linda C
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dgartside
4 December 2016|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, dgartside! The homestead of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow, the Pines (c.1899) is located within the garden. Tours are offered weekly throughout the year. The home of their son, architect Alden B. Dow, is viewable but not... More
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Larry K
20 August 2015|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, Larry! Adult admission is $5.00 daily (or $10.00 for an annual pass.) Kids 6-17 and students (with i.d.) are just $1.00. Kids 5 & under are FREE.
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Robert R
11 July 2015|
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Response from Tina G | Reviewed this property |
No, only service animals.
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