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Central Gardens of North Iowa

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Address: 800 2nd Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1711
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+1 641-357-0700
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Volunteer planted and maintained, this expertly designed space brings...

Volunteer planted and maintained, this expertly designed space brings stunning architectural features, terraces, water features and 18 themed gardens together for an unforgettable experience. Attend an event, stroll through the gardens or sit and enjoy lunch with friends. This special place is waiting for you!

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Relax and enjoy!

Central Gardens was the site for one of Clear Lake's schools. I believe the building was vacated for students to attend a more modern facility. Anyway, there was a fire and that... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Pam T
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Central Gardens was the site for one of Clear Lake's schools. I believe the building was vacated for students to attend a more modern facility. Anyway, there was a fire and that was that. It did nit take long for the city to clean up the area and then volunteers started building a beautiful garden with adorning buildings. It is... More 

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Thank Pam T
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

Thank you! We had over 15,000 visitors last year! More 

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125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nice place to visit in the summer. Well taken care of. Nice to have little park in the middle of town!

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Thank Mike D
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad we can offer green space for all to enjoy! More 

Leland, Iowa
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213 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great place to have a picnic, or just to walk around and enjoy a beautiful day. The grounds are immaculate and the atmosphere is very peaceful.

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Thank Anthony R
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

Glad to hear - Thanks so much! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a must to visit when in the area. They have benches that one can sit on while leisurely strolling through the gardens.

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Thank Carol J
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

We are very proud to offer this treasure! More 

Shelton, Washington
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

These are very beautiful gardens cared for by volunteers. We had the opportunity to talk to one of them and they are very dedicated to the gardens. I took pictures to make greeting cards. Gorgeous!

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Thank cheriestep
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

We are so happy to have you in Central Gardens! It is a very beautiful place. Please share and come back again! More 

Minnesota
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128 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The garden is the product of quite a bit of time, money and artistic and gardening vision. It is filled with well designed brick walkways, nice bridge, a few water features and newish, attractive garden buildings, including restrooms. Plenty of benches and tables with chairs, which would make a nice picnic lunch stop. It is about two minutes from the... More 

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Thank Fricky1
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

There has been a lot of time and love put into the Gardens. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We are very proud of this asset to Clear Lake and north Iowa area. Thanks again and come back soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My friends and I were in Clear Lake for a day. One friend noticed this garden so we stopped for a short visit. My expectations were quite low for a free, town garden but I was blown away. For one thing it's much bigger than I anticipated and it's very well taken care of. There is water running through the... More 

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1 Thank 85CarolT
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed it! More 

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657 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The Central Gardens of North Iowa is a lovely urban park/garden where one can sit in the shade and take in the flowers. It's free too.

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1 Thank AngusDad
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

Come back again! More 

Mason City, Iowa
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This park is fitting for flower garden lovers, a place to take a tranquil walk, weddings, receptions, a place to meditate, meet friends, or photographers.

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1 Thank Rhonda T
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this review

Glad you loved it! We are very proud! More 

Garner, Iowa
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in the middle of town, this nice gated park is beautifully kept up. Take a cup of coffee or a picnic lunch and enjoy the surroundings before or after a little nice walk. Great place for wedding, reception or another get together.

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1 Thank Amy C
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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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