Admission-Free, The Vander Veer Botanical Park In Iowa Is The Perfect Day Trip Destination
By Ben Jones|Published April 14, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
Since 1885, the Vander Veer Botanical Park in Davenport has been wowing visitors with its lush gardens. The park is home to an extensive collection of gardens and trees, including many planted during the early 1890s. It’s an escape from hectic daily life that’s as beautiful as it is tranquil and best of all, it’s free.
Here’s what you can see and do at The Vander Veer Botanical Park, one of Iowa’s very best free day trip destinations.
The park is a popular destination in Davenport. It hosts events throughout the year and is the site of some beautiful weddings. Iowa is a state with many gorgeous gardens. Here are eight more gardens you need to visit.
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