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Vander Veer Botanical Park

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This was the first summertime visit to the Quad Cities for my wife & me, after more than a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful Park

This is a beautiful park to walk around in. There is a small lagoon that lots of ducks hang out on... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Davenport, Iowa
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“duck pond”(8 reviews)
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215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first summertime visit to the Quad Cities for my wife & me, after more than a half-dozen winter stays for minor pro hockey. Lots to see & do in the warmer months, but the City of Davenport's Vander Veer Botanical Park was...More

1  Thank JMCSTL
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a beautiful park to walk around in. There is a small lagoon that lots of ducks hang out on. There is a beautiful fountain at one end and a gorgeous botanical center st the other end.

Thank motogirl33
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We visited on a Monday, but the Conservatory is only only Tuesday-Sunday. Despite this, we enjoyed walking around the park and admiring all the beautiful gardens and flowers. They had a children's activity with a pirate treasure map where kids get to decode a message....More

Thank sg8887
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a brief walk through the Conservatory with its brilliant display of colorful flowers. We took many photos though they don’t begin to capture the natural beauty on display. It...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I spent a lot of time here when I lived in Davenport, IA. This is not a big park but the conservatory has regular shows and I enjoyed taking photos here. They used to have an educational director but eliminated that position and several programs...More

Thank obidi
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This a nice place to go and look at all the different types of plants and flowers been here several times on field trip with my kids and love it every time.

Thank kmn2251
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lush and beautiful plants filled the conservatory. Although it is not a large building, It offers a variety of plants, lots of photographic opportunities. Most plants are labeled and many have added information about the plant. We were there to see the winter display of...More

Thank 72Cricket
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

They have decorated for Christmas, was very pretty . Was nothing over the top but was worth checking out.

Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This park is equally stunning in the fall with the leaves changing color, as in the summer with everything in full bloom. A local yoga studio offers yoga in the park during the summer and there are often families walking, playing, and feeding the ducks...More

1  Thank BethB2723
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a small city, so don't expect anything massive. For a small park, it is excellent, with a beautiful fountain, small greenhouse with two or three rooms, small lake and good landscaping. Was free, with opportunities for donations.

Thank kvaakp
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Shawn C
10 May 2018|
Response from obidi | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small pond. Ice skating in the winter if it freezes. You could probably walk around it in 15 minutes and will be able to see the entire pond from any point. Lovely in the fall when the leaves turn and there... More
15 March 2018|
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Response from jaredsgirl | Reviewed this property |
It's not very big , I'd say an hour at the most.
27 March 2015|
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Response from pact51 | Reviewed this property |
Conservatory is open Tue-Sun from 10 am-4 pm (closed on Mon.) $1 admission