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“a nice garden”

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Austin, Texas
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536 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“a nice garden”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

A girlfriend and I showed up on a Tuesday morning. I heard it was free on Tuesdays. This must be old information as we were charged $5 per person. I am happy to pay it to support this place. They have a butterfly area. Where they check that you have no hitchhikers before you leave. Overall a beautiful space. Worth your time to visit while in the area. Could be done in less than a hour or as long as you want. I am not 100% sure if the building across the street is part of it or not. It is a castle looking building that has a bunch of fun things around it's gardens. Glad we found this and made time to visit. Keep up the good work.

Visited June 2014
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Rhode Island
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89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“If you're really in to botanicals, then perhaps...”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The Botanical Gardens are relatively small - There is a small indoor portion with lots of more exotic plans (many of which were just potted and on a table) and a stream. Upon exiting this area, there is a short, paved walking path with plants on the side, followed by a lily pond and a more desert-scape area (not paved) with historical information of the region.

The butterfly garden is small but quite nice. We saw several butterflies and very pretty plants in this area.

The highlight, however, was the cat that lives on-site (Smokey). Incredibly friendly and cute!

Unless you're very interested in examining all of the plants, this will not take you a long time to get through.

Visited June 2014
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Greeley, United States
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Butterflies and history”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

we were able to see 4 butterflies come out of their cocoons while we were there. It was great for our 5 year old. They have some beautiful plants, decently priced souvenirs, a castle for little ones to go in, a cute small suit of armor, history of the area. We went in June and everything was blooming.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus Junction, Iowa
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Western Landscaping”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Several varied outdoor garden and landscaping areas. Very unique and took many photos. Would return again.

Visited May 2014
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Moab, Utah, United States
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87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Blooms and butterflies”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

It was a bit cold so far this year, but I really enjoy this attraction and try to get by here a few times a year to explore and see the butterflies

Visited May 2014
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