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Contact us for a guided tour of McCrory Gardens to get to know this gem of the prairie more intimately, ask questions, and hear the behind the scenes scoop while catching the many seasonal highlights! 


Guided tours will take you through the gardens and provide in-depth knowledge about all the surrounding flowers, plants, shrubs and trees we have to offer. The tour will take 1-2 hours. Depending on the weather, the tour can be rescheduled for another time. Rates for guided tours are regular admission plus $25 for groups of 1-25 people. Groups over 25 will pay $1 extra per person.

​Self-guided tours are entirely self-directed. To ensure the best possible educational experience, the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center will be open for any questions, information, or to check out the gift shop. General admission fees apply. $4.00 for adults (ages 16 and up), $2.00 for youth (ages 6-15), and 5 and under are free. Schools and other qualified educational groups may contact us for information on discounted rates.

​Please return your request form two weeks prior to your requested date. For educational groups, there should be one adult chaperone per ten students.


Sack lunches are available at request. Please contact catering at 605-697-2571 or See options and prices here.


Restrooms are available in the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. Plan to utilize these before the tour begins as there are no restrooms throughout our gardens.


To preserve the health and beauty of our garden and arboretum, please do not to pick plants or flowers and stay on walkways, trails, and grass. No wading in fountains. No climbing on trees, walls, rocks, statues, or exhibits.


If you need to cancel a tour, call 605-688-6707 as soon as possible. Please cite the name, tour date and time in your message.