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Quad City Botanical Center

2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201


Explore the tropical indoor gardens and beautiful outdoor garden. Be sure not to miss the amazing Children's Garden.

Rock Island's Quad City Botanical Center houses exotic tropical flowers, a 14-foot waterfall and reflecting pools with koi, and of course the lovely conifer gardens outdoors along with the amazing Children's Garden with a rambling river and interactive games for kids to partake in. Seasonal attractions include a butterfly garden and the Garden Train Railway exhibit. The Botanical Center also regularly hosts art exhibitions and special events for families.

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