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Lincoln Park Conservatory

2391 N Stockton Dr, At Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614 (Northwest Side)
312 742 7736
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Ranked #39 of 366 Attractions in Chicago
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Type: Gardens
Description: A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main Garden blooms with more than 40,000 annuals.
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
95 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yes it is free and it's just outside the west gate of Lincoln Park Zoo. It isn't huge and it's less exciting than some conservatories I have been to, but it is a lovely tranquil space to stroll around and enjoy the flowers and plants. If you are into gardening then this is right up your street. Well worth a... More

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It free, it has been around for years. It's not big, but it is worth a look. They have it broken down it climate zones. If you are into gardening you will enjoy.

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Clare, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent HOURS in the conservatory, and we could've spent more! It was absolutely gorgeous and the tiny little dinosaurs in one of the rooms was very cute!

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very beautiful space and neighborhood. Just a quick jaunt from the city and worth a visit. And it's free! You won't be disappointed!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took a youth group through the conservatory and it is a very quick walk through. No more than me 30 minutes to walk the whole way through and see the flowers and plants. If you are into Boston or landscaping you would probably enjoy the trip through. It was not very exciting compared to many other things in Chicago.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Really a very pleasant free place to visit. Friendly docents to answer questions. Many species of plants in a really neat and old building.

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Loves Park, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is gorgeous and FREE - you can't go wrong with that at all. It's right outside the Lincoln Park Zoo so be sure to walk right on in before or after!

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Michigan
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very well-kept, with many varieties and types of plants. If you are visiting Lincoln Park to see the zoo, I recommend walking through the also free Lincoln Park Conservatory to see the many different types of beautiful plants that are well kept here. The Conservatory is located next to the Zoo, within Lincoln Park.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was so focused on visiting the Zoo that I didn't realize there was a conservatory. Although we had just missed an exhibition, there was still plenty of plant life to look at. The park and gardens surrounding the conservatory are wonderful to sit in and just people watch. There's also a really cute display of plant life during the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a lovely conservatory and the fern house is particularly interesting. It's free-an oasis in a busy city

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