Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis

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#11 of 17 in Parks in Minneapolis
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is located in Minneapolis. Add Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary to your Minneapolis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Minneapolis tour itinerary planner.
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  • Very nice and pretty. Sort of confusing to walk through if you haven't been there before, but it's not that big so you cannot get lost. It closes at sunset though, so be aware of that.  more »
  • Enjoy a beautiful walk around Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden... The winter it is closed (gated) but the summer allows free access to the gardens. A lovely retreat  more »
  • Lovely place to walk and take in the wildflowers and birds. Lots of paths with some elevation (hence the good exercise); paths are covered with wood chips so it is soft to walk on - recommend runners ...  more »
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  • If your inner botanist is calling, this is the spot. Free, relatively unknown, and very tranquil, save for the occasional amateur wildlife photographer. A surprisingly lengthy yet compact trail system that takes you through zones of forest, river, prairie and meadow. Flowers may or may not be super abundant, and probably depends on the time of year. Lots of shady parts, if you're escaping summer heat, and benches in abundant supply if you can stop texting for a moment and just take it all in. Who knows, some critter not often seen might scurry by. I would recommend obeying the signs that tell you to not venture off the path, especially if you're allergic to poison ivy.
  • Beautiful, peaceful. A wonderful place for a walk, peaceful contemplation, shade. Lovely retreat after a hard day
  • Historic oldest wild garden in US. Thank the intelligent ones before us that saved this area from the developers and nurtured it for us today.
  • Small set of trails trough the woods. Keep a lookout for signs describing the various plant like indigenous to Minnesota. Great place for the kids or group of adventuring hippies.
  • A beautiful walk with many instances to just sit and take in the view.

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