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“Wow, This was Impressive”
Review of Bookworm Gardens

Bookworm Gardens
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Sheboygan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open seasonally, May 1- Oct. 31. Botanic Garden based on children's literature in Sheboygan, WI.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

First of all, this is so much better then you will expect. Plan to stay a while and dream your hours away playing in your favorite storybooks come to life. I could not rave about this place enough. Hidden gems are everywhere and kids will have so much fun exploring, discovering and immersing themselves in literature. I can only imagine the wonder of younger kids, we had older ones and they were playing and laughing the afternoon away.

Thank EarthBaby
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"children's books"
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"all ages"
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"the magic school bus"
in 12 reviews
"winnie the pooh"
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"gardens are beautiful"
in 9 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 12 reviews
"the barn"
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"covered wagon"
in 6 reviews
"vegetable garden"
in 6 reviews
"magical place"
in 8 reviews
"bring a picnic lunch"
in 5 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 10 reviews
"fun afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"every turn"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
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"couple of hours"
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"every corner"
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

What a hidden gem this place is, from the colorful paths leading the way around the place, to having the children learn by the little vignettes of places that they can interact with their favorite childhood stories. The 3 bears along with the 3 pigs are there, along with van gogh frames and monet's waterlilies. Don't forget to drive the covered wagon and stop at the Little House on the prairie. Stopping at the magical treehouse, be sure to stop at mr. Sander's treehouse and look for Pooh and his friends. Did I mention to watch out for Mr. Mcgregor , he is always looking for Peter to nibble on his lettuce. This park is attached and maintained by the University of Wisconsin Sheboygan. The gift shop is stocked with the books of the featured areas along with the characters from the books. It's a popular place for day camps, schools, so visiting on a busy day means you will have to wait to get into some of the areas. It is so spread out it is easy to move on and double back to make sure you can see all of them. Plan on spending at least an hour or more. Pack a lunch there are picnic tables available. It is somewhat stroller friendly, but it is an interactive park and the little ones should be able to get down and explore. If the siblings are smaller, a baby carrier would be suggested. SHHH don't forget they are learning while having fun! ( be sure to check out the stone pillars along the paths, they hold books that you can sit and read to go along with the vignette you are visiting.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cute place. Fun art, nice garden, books hidden in pillars and places to take a break. This is a place for people with kids. Some fun activities like washing a stone dog or seeing big fish in the pond. Lots of creativity and it's free. Only downside is a single two stall bathroom.

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was a cute place but probably meant more for families than older couples, unless you have a good book and want a cute place to read. It was kept up and clean. Kids seemed like they had a blast.

1  Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Bookwork Gardens! Beautiful gardens, meticulously maintained and cared for. My kids loved seeing parts of their favorite stories brought to life. Lots of things to see, touch and smell. I can't believe this place is supported by donations. No entrance fee required, but a donation is appreciated. Close parking and picnic tables in the shade make this an ideal place for families with young children.

Thank Joanna B
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