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Visiting the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

We’d love to have you here at our beautiful Iowa Arboretum and Gardens! Check out the below hours of operation and information on our admissions! Whether you are here to explore our beautiful space, attend our events, or need a place to host your next event and wedding, we are here for you! Join us at the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens today!

Remember–Members get in free! Want to become a member? Click here! 

 Admission:

Members: Free!
Click Here to Become a Member Today! 

Non-members:
General Admission

Adult: $10
Youth (13 years to 17 years): 10

Child (3 years – 12 years): $5
Child
(2 years & under) – Free

Reciprocal Membership Program (RAP)

Members from participating American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admission Program (RAP) institutions receive up to two complimentary general admissions tickets per visit during regular business hours (for members listed on the membership card). RAP members must show their membership card at the Admissions desk.

 

Hours of Operation 

The Woodland trails are currently closed for construction.

All main Iowa Arboretum & Garden Trails are open!

Weekdays: 9 am to 4 pm – We are open on Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th

Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm (April – October)

Office hours: 9 am to 4 pm (Monday – Friday)

Gift Shop: Open when the Arboretum is open!

Need more information? Give us a call at 515-795-3216

Directions
 

FROM THE NORTH AND EAST

Take I-35 south to Highway 30 (Ames). Go west on Hwy 30 (13.1 miles) to Highway 17 Exit. Turn left to go south to Luther (4.8 miles). Turn right and head west on E-57 (2.4 miles). Watch for the Iowa Arboretum sign and turn left at Peach Avenue (1.9 miles).

FROM THE SOUTH

Option 1: Take I-35 north to Highway 210 (Slater/Maxwell Exit). Go west on Hwy 210 (12.6 miles) to Madrid. Turn right and head north to Luther (6 miles). Turn left and head west on E-57 (2.4 miles). Watch for the Iowa Arboretum sign and turn left at Peach Avenue (1.9 miles).

Option 2: Take 80/35 to Highway 141. Follow this north (10.3 miles) to Highway 17 and travel through Madrid to Luther (15.6 miles). Turn left and head west on E-57 (2.4 miles). Watch for the Iowa Arboretum sign and turn left at Peach Avenue (1.9 miles).

FROM THE WEST

Take Highway 30 through Boone. Turn right and go south on either Quill Road (4.9) or Highway 17 (4.8 miles). Take a right on E-57 and head west (from Quill – 1.2 miles and from E-57 – 2.4 miles). Watch for the Iowa Arboretum sign and turn left at Peach Avenue (1.9 miles).

Education is in our mission

Connecting Children With Nature

More Than Just Plants

Visiting the Schoolhouse in the Children's Garden

Hiking the Trails

Touring The Gardens

Fun for the Entire Family