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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone Number: 312 746 5100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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This is a hidden gem! When the temperatures in Chicago are -15° this place can bring you to the tropical jungles, a temperate rainforest and an arid desert. During the warmer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an enjoyable oasis in the middle of the city. It is very peaceful and beautifully decorated and a wonderful piece of history too. Bring a date and walk hand-in-hand through the different environments and enjoy the wonders of nature. Officially there is no fee, but the suggested donation is $5 for adults. Certainly worth giving them a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a hidden gem! When the temperatures in Chicago are -15° this place can bring you to the tropical jungles, a temperate rainforest and an arid desert. During the warmer months you can check out a home garden, a labyrinth (also doable in Winter), bee keeping and a native grasses garden, a "zilion" daffodils in Spring. Often there are... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are a fan of flowers and trees, this is the place for you. It's about half hour El ride from the heart of the city. Allow about 2 hours for the visit. Love that it was free and not crowded. Very family friendly too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Palm trees, ferns, fountains. Such a great place to see. I was very surprised to see the palm trees. The whole is very good and we'll maintained. Best part is its FREE.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I only spotted this place from looking out from the high level El train to/ from a visit to Oak Park. I made a special trip actually on a Sunday and was not disappointed, the El station is right by with elevator access. The huge glasshouses are grouped together so you can walk from one into another. There are glasshouses... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of the last great conservatories in the US sitting in a not so great neighborhood. If you are traveling from out of town, I would take a cab there. It has beautiful garden displays, a new exhibit on chocolate plants. I would not venture into the neighborhood as it some crime issues. It has been recently renovated... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've been to Conservatory several times. It's been a priceless relief from the bleakness of Chicago winters. Went recently in the early spring to find an unexpected riot of color. Hardly ever crowded, so a nice place for quiet contemplation as well. And there are some nice places to walk outdoors nearby, as well.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

our kids enjoyed this place very much, too bad some sections were closed and under renovation during our visit. still recommend to visit this if you have the time.

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Chicago, IL USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Garfield Park Conservatory is a hidden gem in the middle of the city. It never ceases to amaze me how something so wonderful is available free for all. The grounds are beautiful and inside the conservatory is spectacular. The GPS offers various activities for kids, so check out their website to see what might be available on the days you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Conservatory is free and there is free parking. It's not in the best area, but it is beautiful. During the holidays, there is a Poinsetta show that is gorgeous.

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Additional Information about Garfield Park Conservatory

Address: Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone Number: 312 746 5100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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