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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 - 8:00 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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Peaceful stroll among the plants

We stopped here on a Friday morning in November and it was not busy at all. They have various gardens with different plant types, tropical, arid, ferns, and a show garden. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Randy R
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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173 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a Friday morning in November and it was not busy at all. They have various gardens with different plant types, tropical, arid, ferns, and a show garden. We liked the Fern gardens the most, so lush and green with so many plants. They even have a children's garden with a slide. Donation of $5 is really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park district does a great job of creating this interior green space. Those who don't love it, never visited it. Those who go, love it. Not only are the plants and flowers attractively arranged, the place offers a great education regarding the history of the building, Chicago in general, and the nature of dependent and inter-dependent ecosystems.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this place were on Michigan Avenue, you couldn't get in. But it's right down the Green Line and it makes the perfect getaway from a dreary winter. There are things to climb on for the kids and lush environments to luxuriate in for a while. It's a mix of old and new, and it's usually pretty quiet. Don't miss... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I very much enjoyed visiting Garfield Park Conservatory. It is weird that the Bean gets many more reviews than this place.

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Forest Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Garfield Park Conservatory is part of a much larger park district facility that was built in the early 1900s on some 100 acres around Madison and Central Park. Has its own CTA Green Line elevated station. The interior is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. Many more people would enjoy this very special place if not for the high crime neighborhood... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This historic Conservatory offer a wonderful quiet with nature. Plants beautifully presented from several different climates.

Thank allen006
Naperville, Illinois
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This place is breath taking. Thousands of plants arranged in desert, tropic, fern room and more make for a peaceful escape from the hustle bustle of the City. Our favorite is the land before time fern room with the waterfall creating an additional sensory dimension.

Thank Jim-Wilmywood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

First opened in 1907, the Conservatory has been through a lot in recent years. "Deferred maintenance due to under funding" could have been its slogan in recent decades. Dale Chihuly's 2001, "Chihuly in the Park," was a major exhibition that drew hundreds of thousands of visitors and was perhaps the most memorable positive event to have occured in the Conservatory's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is my favorite "go to " place in Chicago. I have been visiting this place since i was 13 years old. I grew up on the west side of Chicago and this place was my Sanctuary. The neighborhood was rough and this place was a place of refuge. I quickly discovered the peace and quiet if a garden. This... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great place for gardeners to visit, especially in the winter. We bud it 2/3 times per year and always enjoy. Always learn do tending.

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