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Unique and beautiful

Not something you will run into in your typical park explorations. Peaceful and serene with many... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Centennial, Colorado
Wonderful Place to Visit

The Japanese Garden area is a lovely spot to walk & watch the geese swimming on Covell Lake. There... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Not something you will run into in your typical park explorations. Peaceful and serene with many interesting items to look at. Also an interesting bit of history for the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The Japanese Garden area is a lovely spot to walk & watch the geese swimming on Covell Lake. There is a nice band-shell, and it's a great place for a picnic, or to simply swing on the swings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank monica6619z
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Not what I expected from a Japanese Garden. Not much for nature photography photo ops but for Weddings or special occasions this is the ideal place. The waterfall pond could use some koi that would lend a marvelous touch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sullybuttesjunkie
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This location is a great place for different kinds of photography opportunities such as weddings, senior pictures and nature landscapes

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 2016CS
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I believe this includes the Japanese gardens along Covell Lake too. The park itself is on a pretty steep hill with a playground at the top, some 100-year-old stone terracing and steps going down to an auditorium and the Japanese garden. The garden is pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This review is of Shoto-Teien, a Japanese-style garden which is located within Terrace Park. I just happened to notice while departing downtown after a one night stay a street sign that pointed to the Japanese Garden. A nice surprise I was unaware of. Shoto-Teien is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank goingtogardens
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

A peaceful stroll along the water with beautiful views and ducks. It can be hard to find. Look for a black fence. There is a pool, picnic area, and playgrounds nearby also.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tami S
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Terrace Park and the Japanese Garden is a real gem for Sioux Falls. The garden is hidden a bit - you have to get out of your car and walk through a gate. Beyond that gate is peace and tranquility along a lovely little lake...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Our grade schooler loved the water while we relaxed on deck chairs that were provided. Strolling through the landscape on nearby Covell Lake is a delight. The lake is stocked with fish.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We couldn't find the Japanese garden.The garden was the only reason we stopped in the area. It was a nice walk, but once I saw a snake we left in a hurry. Granted, a small one, but this northeasterner is deathly afraid of any snake.

Date of experience: September 2017
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