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Rotary Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545
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+1 608-752-3885

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Packed with interesting garden spaces

Janesville is fortunate to have such a lovely botanical garden. This one is packed with some fanciful garden spaces. Enjoy the japanese garden and other rotating spaces. Even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Julie P
Janesville, Wisconsin
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Janesville is fortunate to have such a lovely botanical garden. This one is packed with some fanciful garden spaces. Enjoy the japanese garden and other rotating spaces. Even fall shows well in the gardens.

Thank Julie P
Afton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

RBG is one of my favorite places to spend free time in town. I volunteer here with my fellow Master Gardeners. The Light Show displayed over 400,000 lights this year and is becoming well known throughout the Stateline Area. It is absolutely lovely after a light snowfall and is a wonderful activity to do with family and friends!

Thank CTeam5
Janesville, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rotary Botanical Gardens light show gets bigger and better every year. Amazing and beautiful experience for all ages. Memories for families to remember for years.

Thank Lilly1445
McFarland, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bigger and better than when we were there 3 years ago-over 400,000 lights this year. Allow about 45 minutes to take it all in-take pictures at the "selfie stops".

Thank JLZMcFarland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas lights were amazing. The paths lot by luminaries. The whole display was impressive. Stage and volunteers very nice and helpful. The kids saw Santa too!

Thank Sandy B
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 2016 version of the Holiday light show @ Rotary Botanical Gardens is bigger and better than ever before. The trail has been expanded to take in more of the gardens and give views of the lights like never before. Parking was at a premium but free bus rides from nearby have helped that. Open from 4/8:00 pm for the... More 

Thank Ron W
Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The garden is amazing anytime of the year, but the holiday light show is one of the most amazing light shows I have ever seen. Over 1 million lights bring the garden back to life in December.

Thank AJLIllinois
Waunakee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A well designed area with many gardens and an exceptional outdoor Christmas light show with indoor background music/

Thank Mike R
Evansville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I live in the area, so I've been to Rotary Gardens many times. I was married there 20+ years ago when it was in the early stages of development. This review is of my most recent visit, in August 2016. This is a large, well-maintained, beautifully designed property filled with numerous individual themed gardens (all connected by pathways, walkways and... More 

Thank Kelly C
Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I visit the gardens at least once a year. Never disappointed! Beautiful plants, art, and scenery. My boyfriend and I went this time for one of our Sunday dates. A bonus about this is that there are TONS of Pokémon stops for those who enjoy to play.

Thank Jessica L

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