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Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
+1 800-362-4874
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One of the most beautiful places on earth

This is a must see in Midland. I've been going there since I was a child; back then it was free... read more

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Anna D
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Seminole, Florida
A must see in Midland

Dow Gardens does a great job of having a different walk every time you go through the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carol W
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Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acre Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 130,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and Whiting Forest, which is home to the nation’s longest forest canopy walk.
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1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640-2641
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+1 800-362-4874
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Reviewed today

This is a must see in Midland. I've been going there since I was a child; back then it was free. But it's worth every penny now to see the beauty of everything there.

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed yesterday

Dow Gardens does a great job of having a different walk every time you go through the gardens....spring, Summer, fall and winter! No matter when you visit, take time to walk Dow Gardens

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

New place to show a California visitor. The weather was nice the place is always clean and welcoming. Love the updates from the last time I was there. We went from one end to the other. What a pleasant place to be with the flowers...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The plants and flowers are great. The children area is very hands on! The store was great items to purchase.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous place to take pictures. Lots of activities through the year. Nice place to unwind, take a stroll and listen to the waterfalls, or the just to sit under the tree and read a book.

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Dow Gardens with family on a beautiful June day and had so much fun hiking through the grounds enjoying the gorgeous flowers in bloom. They were having a special “Ribit Exhibit”, and the kids had fun finding the frog statutes. And we...More

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dow Gardens is a very peaceful small garden perfect for a casual stroll. The garden does not have many visitors that makes it nice. I like some of the bridges and the Dow homes that are integrated into the garden. However, I did not...More

Thank bcsystems
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DowGardens, Manager at Dow Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed the historic bridges and spaces available for solitude. Periods of peak color ebb and flow throughout the growing season. Over 20,000 flowering bulbs usher in early Spring along with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are beautiful, well maintained gardens with a lovely stream and ponds. Paved walkway. Easy walking. Good for children/strollers. I believe wheelchairs are available on request. Usually has art and sculpture throughout the garden. Interactive children's garden is great with bubbles and water spray station....More

Thank Tenoannie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stroll thru a well kept hilly garden. Accessible with strollers and wheelchairs. Lovely setting. One could spend quite a bit of time.

Thank verbena207
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a large outdoor facility with nice vistas, rolling meadows, and plenty of trees, flowers, and bushes including a historic mansion on the property. It was too early for all the spring flowers to appear but we did enjoy the colorful tulip gardens, rhododendrons,...More

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DowGardens, Manager at Dow Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We're so glad you enjoyed our Spring blooms. Staff and volunteers plant over 20,000 bulbs, in the Fall, for seasonal color. We deeply apologize for any of the confusion you experienced while navigating. Brand new maps will...More

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dgartside
4 December 2016|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, dgartside! The homestead of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow, the Pines (c.1899) is located within the garden. Tours are offered weekly throughout the year. The home of their son, architect Alden B. Dow, is viewable but not... More
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Larry K
20 August 2015|
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Response from DowGardens | Property representative |
Hi, Larry! Adult admission is $5.00 daily (or $10.00 for an annual pass.) Kids 6-17 and students (with i.d.) are just $1.00. Kids 5 & under are FREE.
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Robert R
11 July 2015|
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Response from Tina G | Reviewed this property |
No, only service animals.
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