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Quad City Botanical Center

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Perfect for Families with Young Kids

My family loves the Botanical Center. We have a yearly pass. We go all the time in the Spring... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melissa C
Beautiful way to spend a couple of hours

The Quad City Botanical Center is well maintained, offers great educational programs, and is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rock Island, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family loves the Botanical Center. We have a yearly pass. We go all the time in the Spring, Summer and early Fall for the children's Garden and sprinkler area. It is beautiful and the kids can play in a safe interactive environment. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Quad City Botanical Center is well maintained, offers great educational programs, and is wonderful way to spend time in nature no matter the time of year. In nice weather, enjoy the outdoor gardens along the Mississippi River along with the children's garden. Even in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cothoms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All that was missing was snow for the outside portion of the display. The tour started inside in the warm air of the conservatory winding around on the paths with the house lights dimmed to accent the colorful arrangements woven and arrayed among the plants...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The gardens inside are beautiful. The ponds with the fish and the waterfalls are just lovely. The outdoors displays for children are amazing...there is much to see and do for families. Quite a lovely place to visit; it is also a lovely venue for meetings,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy R P
Reviewed 29 September 2018

It's a botanical garden, not much else to describe. However, for the his community it is a testament to the leaders and their generosity. A great children's garden with a babbling brook. There is also a HO scaled train set for the family and kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jill D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

What a fun few hours. First are the model trains in the front. The local "operators" will talk your ear off and run the trains for you to watch. 10-30 minutes. Second is the sungarden (inside). There is a waterfall, koi ponds (feed the fish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ranles76
Reviewed 24 August 2018

My wife & I finally got the chance to visit QCBC, and it was worth the wait. The facility is in a prime spot along the Mississippi River behind the southern flood berm, but the intertwined streets in that part of Rock Island seem to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Ryan W, Public Relations Manager at Quad City Botanical Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 16 August 2018

The Quad Cities Botanical Center on Rock Island was very nice. The beautiful outside flower gardens often host many weddings. I enjoyed walking around and looking at the name tags on the trees and plants, and learning about what these trees, plants, and flowers names...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Employs are great they know the plants and flowers and love sharing with visitors The variety of flowers is amazing. Love the colors and how well plants and flowers are displayed

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank pender59
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We toured all the gardens and learned a lot on the way. The children's garden and educational area is just amazing and sure to please the children. There is seating throughout the gardens for you to enjoy the beauty. They have large rooms for meeting,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lori B
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