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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
312 746 5100
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Ranked #27 of 381 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The conservatory had gorgeous plants and a number of rooms to visit. It also has fun for children as well!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a wonderful conservatory, filled with plants and sometimes with various sculpture as part of rotating shows. It is a car ride away from downtown, but you can also visit the CTA site to take the el there. The conservatory is quite large with many rooms, and various climates, but be sure to also go outside in back for... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It is a free place! Ideal to take people who love plants! But it's just it, it's no more to see. When you finish u can visit the other places, in front of it is another nice and free place. The Lincoln Park Zoo!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was my first time in Chicago after the school, my friend arranged for us a visit at the Garfield Park. We have many pictures, I remember the pictures beside at the Azalea that my friend took with me. Very romantic place in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful, tranquil spot to visit. Have always felt safe, but don't plan to walk around the neighborhood--it's a bit rough. Park in the free lot or take the el directly there. Well worth the trip to spend an hour or two surrounded by beauty. The conservatory was renovated a few years ago after an incredibly successful Chihuly show of glass... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the world's greatest Conservatories - Designed by Jens Jensen - with a Mendelsohn tuned waterfall.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Garfield Park Conservatory is a pleasant place to walk and talk with friends or family. The tropical plants area is especially dramatic. The facility is well maintained making it an indoor oasis in the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is always interesting to walk through the various rooms of the conservatory, each specializing in types of flora and climate, such as the fern room, tropicals, etc. It is free of charge, although donations are appreciated. You could spend as little as an hour there, or much longer if you like to stroll, learn, and linger. There is a... More

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our city tour guide told us that he likes to go to the conservatory in the winter because it is warm and green. While we were there in the summer, we still enjoyed the peacefullness of the conservatory. It is a great place to take pictures or just take a quiet walk.

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Lisle, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Peaceful, tranquil, a great place any season. We went on one of the hottest days of July and it was strangely cool. The fern room is my favorite. This is a great place to enjoy plants from around the world.

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