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Vander Veer Botanical Park, Davenport

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The Vander Veer Botanical Park is a 33-acre (130,000 m2) botanical garden in the Vander Veer Park Historic District of Davenport, Iowa. It is believed to be one of the first botanical parks west of the Mississippi River. The park was listed on the Davenport Register of Historic Properties on August 4, 1993.
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Vander Veer Botanical Park reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
176 reviews
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  • today we went to the park with our granddaughter. we go 2x a week. one of the workers in the park., a young guy ,blond hair told us not to fed the ducks. every one else there was feeding them but... 
    today we went to the park with our granddaughter. we go 2x a week. one of the workers in the park., a young guy ,blond hair told us not to fed the ducks. every one else there was feeding them but...  more »
  • What a pleasant experience! Beautiful gardens, absolutely free. You have the option to donate, but it is not required. The gardens are well maintained. Each flower is marked as to the name and the... 
    What a pleasant experience! Beautiful gardens, absolutely free. You have the option to donate, but it is not required. The gardens are well maintained. Each flower is marked as to the name and the...  more »
  • This is a wonderful urban park, lots of trees, flowers and ducks. Plenty of places to walk. A nice oasis. 
    This is a wonderful urban park, lots of trees, flowers and ducks. Plenty of places to walk. A nice oasis.  more »
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  • Very nice park with large duck pond and a lighted water fountain. The children's playground has been upgraded in the last year. Plenty of park benches for relaxing and if walking is your thing this park will please you. It's located in a central part of the inner city of Davenport, Iowa. The botanical building isn't huge, but is well appointed with many flowers and plants. Recommend a visit.
  • Beautiful gem of a place! This review is based more on the children’s park which is very accessible and definitely had a lot of thought in to kids with special needs. The text in the park is English and Spanish and has a feature with braille. There’s regular slides and a roller slide (which I’ve heard can be good for those with sensitives to regular slides / static electricity). They have the bigger swings with harness for older kids, accessible xylophone, spinning seats and the see saw is designed to be accessible as well. The park was extremely clean, no debris, no graffiti. We took a walk down by the pond which was in good condition minus some small debris and the botanical garden itself was small but nicely taken care of with a little house for small kids to run in to and koi pond (people threw change in there when there is donation spots elsewhere). It is FREE. They also had bathrooms open that I didn’t check out. Overall this place was wonderful and can’t wait to take my kid back to play! We don’t have a need for wheel chair accessibility but I truly love that this park is accessible and that if a child who needs these features come they can play right alongside other children.
  • Absolutely an amazing green house open on scheduled days so check on the hours. Usually has an honor system for take home potted plants. There is a rare flower there as well only blooms once in a couple years. Definitely worth your time spending an afternoon in the center and the gardens outside.
  • What a beautiful place to take in the outdoors or go inside and see such a wonderful and beautiful flowers and plants . There are so many gardens to enjoy, a pond to sit and watch the ducks and water fowl, a long walkway of trees, and so much more . The staff are also very friendly and helpful. They have bathrooms on the outside of the building and you can even take well behaved dogs inside . This is definitely a place I could everyday and see how nature changes . There is no admission.
  • This is a beautifully designed garden with many artistic corners. The admission is free & there are many photogenic places in the botanic garden. It is very peaceful & therapeutic place due to the overall design, sound of water at fountain, etc. The park outside the botanic garden has a beautiful lake with a walk around it & lots of geese & ducks.

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