Quad City Botanical Center

2525 4th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201- Map It
(309) 794-0991

AAA Editor Notes

Quad City Botanical Center is at 2525 4th Ave. The focal point of the center is a 70-foot-tall conservatory with more than 100 tropical plants and trees, a 14-foot-tall waterfall and reflecting pools stocked with Japanese koi and water plants. Meandering pathways lead through the outdoor gardens, where plantings change with the seasons. Featured are perennials, annuals, and collections of iris, daylilies and evergreens. The children's garden includes a human sundial, a water play feature and a mini-Mississippi River and Delta. A garden train railway, an alphabet garden and a secret garden also are on the grounds. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$6; $5 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $4 (ages 6-15); $2 (ages 2-5).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 (also Tues. 5-7), Sun. 11-5, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 10-4 (also Tues. 4-7), Sun. 11-4, rest of year. Children's garden Mon.-Sat. 10-5 (also Tues. 5-7), Sun. 11-5, mid-May to late Oct. Phone ahead to confirm holiday schedule. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.