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Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215
+1 608-752-3885
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Amazing light show

We visited the Rotary Gardens in December for their light show. It was amazing. The volunteers do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary L
Brodhead, Wisconsin
Amazing lights!!

A must experience to be had!! The gardens are amazing during Christmas with millions of lights... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215
+1 608-752-3885
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Rotary Gardens in December for their light show. It was amazing. The volunteers do a fantastic job of putting together the show. Everywhere you looked it was lit up. Definitely worth the admission.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must experience to be had!! The gardens are amazing during Christmas with millions of lights, colors reflections. Beautifully decorated with set scenes, reflections and cheer!! We meet with family for dinner and then take the shuttle to the park each Christmas.

Thank Whynottodays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great light show. Set up perfectly and run by many volunteers backed by staff. They are all very helpful and add to the cheer. The light show was fantastic! You should not miss it!

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must for any age!. The light show at Christmas is an absolute must!. It's absolutely beautiful!.

Thank holeinone44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place and absolutely loved it. Lights are all over and extremely beautiful. So many lights it is hard to focus. Every year they add on more lights. It is mind boggling how it changes. The younger kids loved it. They do an...More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a favorite walking destination for me. A membership gets you and a friend in any time during the growing season. They put on a wonderful Christmas light display (extra charge) but it is pretty crowded close to Christmas. Recommend this as one of...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had. Recommend taking the free shuttle to and from cars as it is way too congested with parking. The shuttle was fast and very convenient. Purchase your tickets on line if you want to breeze through the lines. They had...More

Thank WonderWanderer21
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Very beautiful and worth the trip. We went to a wedding in one of the many gardens. Great place for a wedding.

Thank maryalonso
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We went to the second night of their Holiday Light Festival and were blown away by the number of lights, the displays! What an uplifting experience. Have never seen anything like it. Worth the 40 mile drive and haven't stopped telling people about it. GREAT...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This years version of the light show is bigger and better than ever and still only a $5.00 fee to enter. A very large crowd was on hand for the 1st evening with the weather in the low 50's. The parking lot was full and...More

Thank Ron W
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Ron W | Reviewed this property |
There are many places to sit throughout the gardens as well as some seating inside the building near the Cottage Garden Gallery gift shop. Most paths are level and easy to navigate. Admission is $7.00 unless you are a member... More
Joan D
3 October 2016|
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Response from threegirlsmomWI | Reviewed this property |
No. Unless it is a service animal.
2 March 2015|
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Response from Waterbabyme63 | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year-round. Thank you for asking.