7 months ago

Lauritzen Gardens is a beautiful place for walking. Depending on your fitness level you can make it as easy or as vigorous as you like. The garden is sprawled on the hills giving you options for up and down work out or a stroll on a flatter terrain. Woodland hiking trail starts at the north-west exit of the conservatory. It is short but pretty with 2 scenic overlooks and plenty of benches along the trail. Perfect for small kids or elderly. Check out Kenefick Park across the parking lot from the gardens. It has 2 locomotives on display and a panoramic view of Loess hills and Missouri river valley. I walked almost 4 miles at vigorous pace. There is an entrance fee. I highly recommend membership if you are local. The garden has a lot to offer - floral displays change a few times per season and there are nice exhibits inside the atrium.