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West of the Lake Gardens

915 Memorial Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-2240
+1 920-684-6110
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Go to gardens several time a year

Gardens are great, well cared for and take about 15 minutes to just walk through. Many wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
John_Ilene
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Fall Glory

We took my brother to the hospital for a test and while we were waiting, we went to the gardens... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Lindalee S
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Chicago, Illinois
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“lake michigan” (32 reviews)
“dairy queen” (3 reviews)
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915 Memorial Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-2240
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+1 920-684-6110
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Gardens are great, well cared for and take about 15 minutes to just walk through. Many wonderful spots to stop and sit. garden on lake Michigan. They are slowly adding to the landscaping and have plenty to add to. Very nice and clean bathrooms. Flowers...More

1  Thank John_Ilene
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took my brother to the hospital for a test and while we were waiting, we went to the gardens. Everything was lush and beautiful. I was inspired by the annual borders. They had some beautiful dahlias as well. And best of all, this place...More

Thank Lindalee S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We have been here before but never did a review. This is a must stop if you are in the Manitowoc area. The gardens are a restful and pleasant diversion from the crazy vacation track we can easily get on. Plan to spend at least...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A free attraction is always nice. Thank you to the West family. The flowerbeds are incredibly colorful. Be advised, there are really no walking paths to speak of. You will be walking in a grassy lawn so wear closed-toe shoes. Very pretty gardens along the...More

Thank Mar L
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to come across this place as we took a bike ride along the shoreline. There is no fee to enjoy the beauty of the gardens. This is a must see for anyone who's in the area

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I've always enjoyed looking at flowers, one of my friends recommended visiting here. We drove down, and was delighted to see so many different flowers, and landscaping. We walks through each section taking pictures, looking at the different variegated roses, hostas, and several other types...More

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

A diamond on the lakeshore, don't miss it. Now in full bloom! West of the Lake. Open daily. Memorial Dr & Reed Ave.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Very relaxing and so beautiful with Lake Michigan as its background. Changes every year & with the seasons. Admittance is free. We stop in several times from spring to fall. Also a Dairy Queen across the intersection. An anytime or any day activity. Closes by...More

Thank Chuck A
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Must see and sit. Peaceful. Take in the hundreds of roses. Lovely water features throughout. On Lake Michigan. Road my bike in off of Mariners Trail. Plenty of parking available whenever I visit. Enjoy!

Thank jlarson123
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love the water fountains and pond displays. Always a new look depending on the time of year. Immaculately kept and always beautiful!

Thank linsplace4mly
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Response from rogerv804 | Reviewed this property |
I have walked around the whole yard at times carrying a soda with me, and my mother was drinking a coffee as we walked around. I did not see any garbage containers around the yard to put an empty container into. Last year... More
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Mary Ann D
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Response from dbutler385 | Reviewed this property |
Memorial Day to mid-October 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday through Saturday. Definitely pick a sunny day to go.
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