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“Small but Nice”

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
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Englewood, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Small but Nice”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a small and underdeveloped property, but I think it will get better and better as time goes on and funds become more available.
It was clean and well-kept, and they have a good start for many of the gardens.
The price is right . . . FREE!

Visited August 2014
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Ripon, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful Flowers”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We traveled August 3rd and the gardens were in full bloom. Good photo opportunities. Stop in and enjoy. It's not far from the Hotel Julien.

Visited August 2014
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Pinckneyville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very Beautiful”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We saw the many varieties of flowers, and walked around in the quiet surroundings. It was a beautiful place and worth seeing.

Visited July 2014
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great destination in Iowa”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

If you want to take a leisurely stroll or just find a spot or two to sit and enjoy the surroundings amongst a very nice (and free) garden and park in the Midwest, then please visit Marshal Park and Dubuque Arboretum. Located on what used to the be the outskirts of Dubuque, the park is large enough to not feel like a place jammed in an urban area, and as someone else said, the garden area is maintained by all volunteers, and the ladies that we've met on every visit, are very informative and pleasant. Many of the trees are labeled, and the flower and perennial sections are arranged very nicely. Since our last visit, they have finished an English garden area. When we were there on 7/19, there was a wedding, and I can see why many would want to have an event there. Visit, and you won't be disappointed. BTW, the shade area is fantastic, and if you like hostas, it has a very large variety to enjoy.

Visited July 2014
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North Liberty
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A must see if you love nature”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The large variety of plants and flowers within the gardens is impressive! It is well cared for, and you can tell the people who upkeep the grounds are proud of this place. It's a perfect place if you are looking to have special pictures taken (senior, wedding, engagement, family). It can be a peaceful place to read and relax.

Visited July 2014
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