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Desert Botanical Garden

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Desert Botanical Garden

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1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
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Hop on your own ATV on this off-roading adventure in the Sonoran Desert. After a safety briefing and training, gear up and ride across rugged, rocky trails in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains, as well as cross the Agua Fria River. Be on the lookout for coyotes, bobcats, and more, and learn about the region's flora and fauna and Native American history from your guide.
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tworollos wrote a review 22 Feb
Elyria, Ohio89 contributions21 helpful votes
Wow - We live in the north eastern US and never dreamed how beautiful and diverse the dessert could be an amazing experience , you can feel the care & love that goes into showing this place off and so many hummingbirds .We LOVED it
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Date of experience: February 2021
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CoachJDC wrote a review 21 Feb
Bethesda, Maryland49 contributions7 helpful votes
I spent 3 hours and could have spent the whole day at this Botanical Garden. At first, I balked at the price, $29, for admission, asking if they had a military or senior discount but then just decided to go in and so glad I meandered the paths and areas... what a hidden gem! Make sure you give this at least two hours....minimum. The website says the second Tuesday of the month is free and there is reduced cost for children and families... check it out! The garden is huge, with about 1.5 miles of walking paths, most are easy flat scenic walks with lots of educational signs and displays. I loved the edible plants and Sonoran Desert loops, as well as the educational area about native Americans in the Southwest. This garden started about 100 years ago so there are many mature areas that don't look staged but more natural. Guided walks were not available due to COVID, however, I felt the signs and displays more than made up for it. Bonus is there is a wonderful restaurant with lots of outdoor seating, some of it in the shade to relax and enjoy the beauty. Been to many gardens across the US and this is the best desert garden I have ever visited... worth the price of admission.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Mike B wrote a review 15 Feb
Sun City West, Arizona3 contributions
Wonderful day and lots to see and learn. Highly recomend a alll day visit and have lunch there. A lot of work and effort has gone into the exhibits
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Date of experience: February 2021
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travelingtips wrote a review 6 Feb
North Carolina145 contributions67 helpful votes
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I loved walking around and seeing all the beautiful cactus and landscapes; so many great pictures. I especially liked the sundial, the cactus made of salvaged ironwood, and the peaceful water fountains. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there plus some time in the gift shop but I would plan for at least 3 if I get the opportunity to go back again. (We had to leave to pick someone up from the airport which is close by). If you are going here for the first time - bring a tote bag with a bottle of water, shoes you don't care about (as some of the ground is dirt and/or water), and sunglasses and/or hat. I hope. you enjoy it as much as we did.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Abby C wrote a review 6 Feb
57 contributions9 helpful votes
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This place is incredible!! We spent a few hours here and it was so mesmerizing. You don’t feel like you’re in the city at all! Such an oasis!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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