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Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Closed Now: 09:00 - 19:00
Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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A great place to visit for an afternoon

My wife and I took our grandson to the gardens this last autumn. Unfortunately, most of the roses... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Waterloo, Iowa
Fun place to visit

Visited on free admission day in August. Weather was in low 80's which made for perfect... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens is a stunning 40 acre oasis of beauty and inspiration, nestled on the outskirts of Waterloo, Iowa. The CVABG was begun by a dedicated group of volunteers and has flourished into a stunning display of...more
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1927 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701-9481
+1 319-226-4966
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I took our grandson to the gardens this last autumn. Unfortunately, most of the roses were apparently no longer in full bloom. There were a couple of nice little fish ponds where kids can feed the fish. There is also a children's...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visited on free admission day in August. Weather was in low 80's which made for perfect temperature. They had a special exhibit locating "gnomes" to entertain the younger family members. Very nice kids play area. My 4 year old granson loved it. Gardens are well...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

It is a small and beautiful arboretum that is well manicured. It has many seasonal flower plants that are organized into different groups for the display purpose. The best part is the organization of the plans to look like some known shapes which they call...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the arboretum because I'd always been curious. It is beautiful and has a very fun children's area. After we were there for a while it began to rain, but conveniently we got to listen to story time inside. I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went to an outdoor Shakespeare play, The Tempest. Was a real delight. Perfect setting for the venue. Afterward we walked the grounds and were surprised at the extent of the area and the various beautiful gardens. Definitely a place to visit again.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It is a beatuful place to visit I was able to get 300 photos of all the plants and I am going back next month to see when more fish will be there and more flowers will be grown

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank as2cks
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I saw a notice on Facebook about a Spring Tree hike at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. As I'm new to the Cedar Valley I thought it would be a nice way to spend an hour on a beautiful spring day. I am so glad...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank IowaGirlonthego
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Went there in the beginning of April when everything is still closed down. From the layout of the gardens, the variety of pavillions and educational signs I will come back to see the bulbs and daffodils and tulips and.....just starting to come out of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Olaf H
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I visited the Arboretum for the first time this Fall and realized I'd been missing a great, local natural reserve. Arts & Craft vendors offered a variety of unique treasures! The Scarecrow contest added to the fun. Special displays are offered to interest children.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Deb B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It is a wonderful place, to walk, picnic, let kids play. Their are things for all ages! The flowers are Awesome!!

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Date of experience: August 2016
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