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Quad City Botanical Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful Botanical!

The gardens inside are beautiful. The ponds with the fish and the waterfalls are just lovely. The... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Kathy R P
One of the few things to do I have given excellent

What a fun few hours. First are the model trains in the front. The local "operators" will talk... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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2525 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201-9008
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The gardens inside are beautiful. The ponds with the fish and the waterfalls are just lovely. The outdoors displays for children are amazing...there is much to see and do for families. Quite a lovely place to visit; it is also a lovely venue for meetings,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy R P
Reviewed 29 September 2018

It's a botanical garden, not much else to describe. However, for the his community it is a testament to the leaders and their generosity. A great children's garden with a babbling brook. There is also a HO scaled train set for the family and kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jill D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

What a fun few hours. First are the model trains in the front. The local "operators" will talk your ear off and run the trains for you to watch. 10-30 minutes. Second is the sungarden (inside). There is a waterfall, koi ponds (feed the fish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ranles76
Reviewed 24 August 2018

My wife & I finally got the chance to visit QCBC, and it was worth the wait. The facility is in a prime spot along the Mississippi River behind the southern flood berm, but the intertwined streets in that part of Rock Island seem to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ryan W, Public Relations Manager at Quad City Botanical Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 16 August 2018

The Quad Cities Botanical Center on Rock Island was very nice. The beautiful outside flower gardens often host many weddings. I enjoyed walking around and looking at the name tags on the trees and plants, and learning about what these trees, plants, and flowers names...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Employs are great they know the plants and flowers and love sharing with visitors The variety of flowers is amazing. Love the colors and how well plants and flowers are displayed

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank pender59
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We toured all the gardens and learned a lot on the way. The children's garden and educational area is just amazing and sure to please the children. There is seating throughout the gardens for you to enjoy the beauty. They have large rooms for meeting,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lori B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Great place for Special Events. There is catering available if you need to book a private room. The children love the special garden made just for them. A true Gem in Rock Island, IL.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My cousin got married here. The scenery was beautiful. The ceremony was outside and the reception was inside. We took family photos in the botantical garden inside and out. Great place to visit and a great venue for a wedding. It was very romantic.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank vanessasP800QP
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What a beautiful, well maintained garden. The Tropical Sun Garden (enclosed) has a number of tropical plants in a controlled atmosphere - not overwhelming and nice variety of plants. The outdoor gardens were beautiful this time of year (August), nice paths to walk to the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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