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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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What a Gem!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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156 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A coworker recommended this as a fun, low-cost (no admission fee but donations appreciated) activity in Chicago. I'm so glad we ventured out of the Loop to check it out! We took the Green Line, which drops you less than a block from the entrance. It was so nice to stroll through the tropical-feeling conservatory on a cold winter day.... More 

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Chicago, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great place to visit all year long and especially in the winter when you can imagine yourself in a rainforest in the city. The collection is worth seeing especially the orchids; special exhibits are also good.

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