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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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Hours:
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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Much nicer than expected

When we first walked up I thought it was a very small place, but it isn't! it was much larger and better than I expected. There is a fern room, an orchid room and loads of things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When we first walked up I thought it was a very small place, but it isn't! it was much larger and better than I expected. There is a fern room, an orchid room and loads of things in between. Fruiting trees like sour orange, banana, and papaya, and a sausage tree (which I had never seen in person), koi ponds... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a lovely gem on Chicago's west side, easily accessible from the city or the suburbs. The Conservatory's multiple rooms are filled with tropical and semi-tropical plant life. The flowers of all colors and shapes are just beautiful! Secret little paths, a fish pond, and a children's corner make this stop a pleasant detour for all... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Have been to many botanical gardens, this was such a pleasant surprise. It looks run down from the outside, including a parking lot full of pot holes, but the inside is amazing. Awesome varieties of plants, some flowering, fruit trees with fruit, water features, a flower dome full of azaleas, and wonderful scents. Two of the areas were closed due... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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259 reviews 259 reviews
102 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

every kind of plant and flower a person could want to see and learn about and much more a Chicago attraction that's been around for many years and everytime you go you find something new too

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Watch your surroundings while you visit here. It is really beautiful but unless you know the area, I wouldn't come here alone. That being said, the conservatory is a diamond in the rough- It transports you right out of the city into some beautiful nature. Especially when the temps outside aren't as friendly!

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great outdoor space for kids and events. The gardens are a great way to see what can thrive in the Chicagoland area. Visit when they have the succulent sale and take home some hard to kill cacti for your window.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Walking inside feels like a walk back in time to long dresses, spats and parisals. The architecture grabs you first and then the sheer beauty of the horticultural specimens. The neighborhood is making a comeback but be alert.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Perfect to stroll around - especially in Winter when you need green plants and flowers. Very kid friendly also.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is absolutely, no denying my favorite spot in Chicago. My grandfather worked here for most of his life. I love to spend time here day dreaming about which flowers he may have planted, what a place like this would have been like 40 years ago, and spending time in the room where they have the pictures of the conservatory... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

In winter, it is a nice oasis. It is hot and full of beautiful flowers. It is a piece of summer within the city. Plus, it makes you see another neighbourhood. The umbrellas on the ceiling makes a real good effect. And it's free!

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