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“A beautiful place!”
Review of Iowa Arboretum

Iowa Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Madrid
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Owner description: A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living Plants' showcasing hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in a tranquil scenic setting. The Iowa Arboretum displays a large and diverse display of plants that can be successfully grown in Iowa. Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset year round.
Iowa
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A beautiful place!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Iowa Arboretum is a beautiful place but also an educational one. You can go there and see many species of plants and trees and decide if something you are thinking of planting will be right for your spot.

Visited October 2013
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Des Moines
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140 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great place for a stroll”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My husband and I were here on a Sunday morning and there were only 2 other couples. You are able to get to the arboretum on paved roads. Beware of GPS it may want to take you on gravel roads-the arboretum's website gives directions that will keep you on pavement. There's no cost and there's a gift shop but it wasn't open when we were there; however there were restrooms that were open. There is a very nice variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Across the road the arboretum also has hiking trails through the woods. This would be a great spot for a picnic and to get ideas for your own garden. Its a great gem just south of Ledges State Park.

Visited September 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“For Nature lovers”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

It is a good place for picnic,pleasant walk and enjoy the nature.There are unique plants, shrubs & trees with small name boards next to it. The daylilly flowers are awesome.Great for photography.

The office staff was very kind and helpful. Maps are available in the office.Umbrellas are available for internal use at arboretum during sunny days.We appreciate & thank for that during hot day. We will come again for hiking.

Visited July 2013
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Nice nature walks, great for hikers.”
Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

They have a very nice layout for the arboretum and another 300+ acres of woods with hiking trails to explore.

Visited April 2013
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Jefferson, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great nature outing!”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We like to go there for a pleasant outing from time to time, and see how our plants, trees, and shrubs are doing compared to theirs. They have a really nice plant sale in the spring, and the workers, wheather paid or volunteer, are always very nice and helpful. Great gift shop also!

Visited May 2012
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