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“Fields of Flowers!”

Swan Island Dahlias
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Canby
Certificate of Excellence
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fields of Flowers!”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

If you have never seen how flowers are raised, this is the place to go. Rows and Rows of more kinds of Dahlias than you can imagine. Every one more beautiful than the next. Pack a lunch, there are picnic tables where you can enjoy the ambiance like you will never get in any restaurant. The Entire are of Canby just 20 south of Portland is quite a surprise as it is all farm country where you can buy product, wine and candy. Nice day trip, but you must have your own transportation.

Visited August 2013
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Mazatlan
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90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A marvel in our back yard”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Acres and acres of the most amazing dahlias in the world. Beautiful destination during the blooming season. Draws thousands of visitor a year.

Visited September 2012
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Canby, Oregon
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful fields of dahlias”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

The best part for me is walking thru the vast fields of dahlias in bloom. There are hundreds of varieties and then visit the underground displays showing cut dahlias. You can purchase bulbs for delivery at planting time.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Dahlia Festival!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

I've been going to the festival the last 2 years and amazed at all the different varieties. I usually take my mom and cameras. I love taking pics of the honeybees flying from plant to plant. Admission is free and there are plenty of food vendors if hungry. Also, plenty of flowers are on sale too. For those with kids, there's a play area set up by the entrance.

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Salem, Oregon
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““Beautiful dahlias display - unique experience and it is free!””
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Very enjoyable even if you are not a horticulture geek. This visit is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
Swan Island Dahlias is the largest dahlia grower in the United States. It has been in operation for over 85 years. The Gitts family has owned and operated the business for over 40 years. It is unbelievable how many different kinds of dahlias are there, and they are so diverse but all gorgeous. Row after row for at least a mile.... There are several separate fields, so it is hard to see the end of this colorful sea of dahlias. Plan about 2 hours to really walk through and enjoy the fields. There is a considerable amount of walking involved, but it is easy terrain. You have an opportunity to order products at the end of your tour. A definite "Go See”! Even our 10 years old loved it!

Visited August 2012
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