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Iowa Arboretum, Madrid

(4.2/5 based on 20 reviews on the web)
This unique showplace contains over 4,000 accessioned woody and herbaceous plants. It is one of the largest and most diverse displays of plants that can be successfully grown in Iowa. In addition, the Arboretum manages a 300-acre native woodland featuring century old oaks and a 4 acre prairie.
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TripAdvisor
  • The Arboretum has a nice building that could be used for a variety of events - wedding reception, business retreat, etc. The outdoor space is best viewed in late spring or early summer. Across the roa...  more »
  • My family and I love the arboretum! It's so peaceful and serene. Gorgeous area. Can't wait to have our wedding there next fall. :)  more »
  • Pleasant enough place to visit. I would not recommend this as a place for out-of-towners though. It is nice to look at the different types of trees and plants, however, for much more than a pleasant a...  more »
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  • Nice place to see some trees that grow well in central Iowa. A good way to get some ideas about what to plant yourself or to see some plants that you might not normally see in the wild.
  • Nice views and pleasant trails.
  • So much open space to just walk around and take it all in. Also, there are a few hiking trails to get your nature on.
  • Beautiful & affordable for a family outing.
  • Beautiful area and good upkeep.