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Robert W. Monk Public Gardens

1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI 54401-1922
+1 715-261-6309
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Nice relaxing place to visit and get some zen

Lots to walk around an check out and very relaxing. I can see coming here again and again as I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emped0cles
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United States
Relaxing!

This place continues to grow and add more sites. Great place year round to walk and enjoy nature... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Tom P
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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21 acres of wooded land and grassy areas being developed into a public botanical garden. A long-term project that will eventually include a visitors' center, education structure, gift shop and more, the Gardens currently feature a Memory Plaza, Wildflower Woods, fully accessible Treehouse, and aerated pond. Numerous trails, some marked with distance posts, lead through the property, which can be visited free of charge. A wide variety of trees, many of them memorials, and other colorful plantings dot the landscape. Ideal for walks, meditation, exploration, and events such as weddings, birthday parties, and reunions. A list of Garden events, including regular tours, can be found on the website. The Gardens are a geocaching site.
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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible2%
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“tree house” (5 reviews)
“enjoy nature” (3 reviews)
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1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI 54401-1922
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to walk around an check out and very relaxing. I can see coming here again and again as I suspect you find and see new things each time. You feel very connected to nature as you walk around and there are lots of places...More

Thank emped0cles
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This place continues to grow and add more sites. Great place year round to walk and enjoy nature. Flat ground so easy to navigate for any age. Recently added outdoor kitchen looks like it would be available to reserve for party or gather. Peaceful place...More

Thank Tom P
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for visiting. The kitchen has had many uses by Garden groups as well as outside organizations. Small meetings as well. Glad you enjoyed the Gardens.

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden to visit. Easter egg hunt is a very busy happy time. The best part is everyone has a chance to find eggs and all kids get the same prize. It is a not early birds get the best or more.

Thank Lorraine54403
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

The egg hunt is on despite the loss of some of our tall pines from Sunday's storm.

Reviewed 4 December 2016

A nice place to connect with nature, the Monk garden is a relativity new garden so it does not compete with the more established gardens but it still is the best one in Wausau.

Thank drBric
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely plot of land donated by Robert J Monk. They are working very hard to make it a destination. Which I am convinced they are accomplishing. There are walking paths and a tower to climb up over looking the grounds and pond....More

1  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Beautiful and serene, nice place to go for a walk, to relax or enjoy nature. The new outdoor shelter is awesome. The only minus, some of the traces get muddy after a good rain.

1  Thank thor2705
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

But we need the rain! Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the visit. Yes, the new Kitchen Garden pavilion will prove very useful going forward.

Reviewed 5 October 2016

We enjoyed a leisurely walk through the park soaking in nature, the trees, pond, flowers and gadens. It is still a work in progress and will be gorgeous when finished.

Thank Janet R
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your walk. Yes, we plan to keep working on the Gardens and complete the master plan eventually.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were looking for a place to take a family member who is mostly limited to home or easy access places. We also wanted to take our smalll dog. This place was a great find. Our family member was able to access most areas with...More

Thank Relevart99
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Sorry our maps didn't do the trick for you. Did you find the map brochure in the information kiosk as you entered the Gardens? Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Take your dogs or just walk to enjoy the beauty of the place. Clean, safe and well used. A great place to clear your head. People we met were all friendly

Thank denisel333
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you can come back often.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

I promised my 9 and 7 year old grandkids an adventure today. Visiting a "garden" did not sound like an adventure, but they loved very trail, plant and tree. The tree house is very special. Thanks for this very special space

Thank MACT1045
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks. So happy your grandkids enjoyed it, especially the Treehouse. The Gardens continue to develop and your response to our efforts means a lot.

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