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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
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+1 417-891-1515
09:00 - 19:00
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 19:00

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31...

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31 annually. The operating hours are 9 AM to 7:30 PM Thursday through Monday (always closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission is $3/adults. The Garden sits on 7 1/2 acres and contains three large ponds, several canals, a waterfall, Tea House and several other structures. The grounds are maintained by Springfield-Greene County Parks Department supported extensively by local volunteers. At the Ticket Booth, you can buy fish food for the Koi. Special events throughout the season include: Cherry Blossom Kite Festival at the beginning of April; Japanese Fall Festival in September and Romance in the Japanese Garden in October. For information about weddings, call the main Botanical Center.

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Really worth the visit $3.00 entry found the gardens very tranquil and a good size to walk around 45 minutes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Really worth the visit $3.00 entry found the gardens very tranquil and a good size to walk around 45 minutes.

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Blue Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

nice stroll through beautiful scenery,,,fed the geese, skipped stones...very quiet and beautiful. i will revisit on my next trip

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Osage Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I took a Church group on a Day Trip to Springfield from Lake of the Ozarks. This stroll garden is part of the Springfield Botanical Garden. The stroll garden costs $5.00, although I got a group discount. Very beautiful garden.

Thank Robert S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Beatiful, peaceful, serene. Entrance fee is best value in entertainment the whole vacation. I only wish I had gone when leaves changed color for the fall. The many Japanese maples would have flamed me into awe. I have a feeling this garden is relatively new. The one in Fort Worth is more dense vegetation wise. I can see this one... More 

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Branson West, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lots of places to take beautiful photos. New things added each year. Kind of out of the way, but worth stopping at when everything is in bloom.

Thank Ross W
Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I hadn't been in a few years so very happily surprised to see the renovations in pathways making them more accessible, more benches for peaceful pauses, and more waterfalls. Great improvements with the whole botanical garden.

Thank Hollis444
Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The gardens were beautiful, peaceful day. Just stroll around and enjoy the water and plants. They have a couple stroll that is peaceful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very serene garden and generally very few people which is probably due to the entry fee of $3. Stone benches are wonderful with water throughout the garden. Would like to see more water features, fountains and fall.

Thank Pat P
Monett, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've been there several times and it's a wonderful place to take a slow walk and just enjoy nature. Sit on a bench and soak in the quiet. It's also fun to take advantage of the festivals they have during the year.

Thank smalltowngirl1010196
Miami, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband found this place while surfing the internet looking at attractions in the Springfield area. Very peaceful place for a walk. Will try to return in different seasons of the year.

Thank Jean A

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