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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
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+1 563-556-2100
07:00 - 19:30
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Mother's Day Celebration at the Arboretum

What a great time we had at the Arboretum on Mother's Day. So many things to do and the staff was excellent! Cant' wait to see what happens next year.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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11 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time we had at the Arboretum on Mother's Day. So many things to do and the staff was excellent! Cant' wait to see what happens next year.

Thank llamorte
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great gardens. Plenty of different floral and fauna to go around. I have done a wedding here and it was beautiful, it's perfect for a shutterbug. It would be a great place to hold a family function, and even business picnic. Great for a stroll, or a picnic, or just a nice walk to clear your head.

Thank Leftoverstardust
Saint Louis, Missouri
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191 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I spent about an hour at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on a sunny & cool Saturday afternoon in late spring. Free admission (with donations welcome) make this place a good spot for a family visit or a last-minute diversion for singles & couples. The Gardens are on the grounds of a city park, with an entrance... More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour wandering around. Was beautiful, smelled wonderful, clean, and simply enjoyable. We will definitely go back if we are in the area again.

Thank Jamie F
Hazel Green
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very nice visit with family live music here the day we visited and the gardens were in full bloom the grand kids loved the pond with the live Goldfish

Thank Lee D
Boone, Iowa
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353 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Some of the best touring exhibits in the state. We came a few years ago for their frog exhibit, wow! It was more than I expected!

Thank Azona50036
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is so good for a hike and is gorgeous! They also offer info on each of the plants and trees! Me and my family thought we passed it but it was actually in the back of aa neighborhood which I'm not complaining about the homes and gardens were beautiful!!

Thank Cathrine138
Dubuque, IA
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198 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Hundreds of volunteers maintain and man the Dubuque Arboretum. A huge variety of roses, flowers, shrubs and trees all set in a well maintained property. Summer music entertainment, weddings and general nature enjoyment. Spend a few hours relaxing or walking around.

Thank Goodscout
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Always a stop. Especially for photos. Many weddings are held here and family photo sessions, due to the natural beauty. Very well kept

1 Thank Kristen P
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful quiet place that is free. The area was well kept with beautiful, colorful flowers. My wife and I were especially impressed with the roses, very beautiful.

1 Thank Craig O

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