We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lincoln Park Conservatory

Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr, At Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614 (Northwest Side)
Phone Number: 312 742 7736
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Book a Tour
95%
Ranked #37 of 305 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main Garden blooms with more than 40,000 annuals.
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    87
    63
    6
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We also spend an hour or two walking around the Lincoln Park Conservatory when we visit Chicago...ESPECIALLY if we visit in Winter. It feels warm and slightly humid inside, which feels lovely when it's windy and cold out! The plants and flowers are beautiful, and the guides who work there are knowledgeable and very friendly!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
550 reviews 550 reviews
208 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of several popular attractions in Lincoln Park, an expanse of 1,200 acres or six miles of green space along the edge of Lake Michigan that also includes Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Victory Gardens. It is a conservatory and botanical garden located at 2391 North Stockton Drive, south... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
166 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is not worth a separate visit, unless you are really into flowers, but is definitely worth dropping by if you are in Lincoln Park, or at the zoo. It is free, just like the zoo. The location is right next to the zoo, in the middle of Lincoln Park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The conservatory is "free" with a non-mandatory donation box at the entrance. The facility is small, consisting of a tropical plant and Koi pond room, a fern room and an orchid room. A exhibition room was being prepared and not yet ready. I would definitely visit the conservatory if you are in the area but I would recommend against making... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My favorite area is the orchid house at the end of the conservatory. This is right next to the zoo and it is easy to visit both in the same day. If you have time cross the street and walk around the bird pond. There is a small park just behind the conservatory that it nice to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phila PA
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Worth the trip, no fee, near the Zoo, well kept. Gardens in front were wonderful to stroll along on a beautifully sunny day

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great old greenhouse, very clean and in excellent condition. We grow orchids and the collection here, while not huge, had some lovely unique specimens. And it is free. Just go.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love gardens and conservatories. While this is not the largest I have ever been to, it does have some spectacular orchids. It is peaceful and tranquil spot. You can easily work your way through in 30 minutes. However, you can also spend a ton of time taking photos or enjoying the view from one of the benches scattered about.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You can look forward to a tropical-feeling walk through cool plants from all over the world, mess with the sensitive plants, check out a great collection of ferns and try to find the little dinosaurs they comically set in the moss and ferns.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Key West, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This beautiful gem is located in the heart of Lincoln Park. It is wonderfully maintained, full of florious flowers and unique plants, andhas a touch of tongue in cheek humour (look for the dinosaurs!).

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lincoln Park Conservatory also viewed

 

Been to Lincoln Park Conservatory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lincoln Park Conservatory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?