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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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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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A wonderfull place

I an interested in horticulture and this conservatory took my breath off. It is woderfull and the arrangement is also excellent. I would like to spend hours there,Their tropical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I an interested in horticulture and this conservatory took my breath off. It is woderfull and the arrangement is also excellent. I would like to spend hours there,Their tropical collection was very good

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I can’t believe I never visited the Garfield Conservatory. I spent the first 22 years of my life in Chicago and been visiting family several times a year since moving away. I finally decided to visit based on TA recommendations. Wow, I was surprised how nice it is and only for an optional entrance fee donation. There is a small... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Love this place since I was a teenager. The flowers, plants and essence of nature all come together to make a place you will all want to visit over and over again. A great place to get married.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of the largest in the country. Each one of the exhibits has been well planned and designed. The fern section is unique. This place is pen year round but the best time to visit is in the summer, where there are outdoors exhibits and events.

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Piracicaba, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you like flowers and a peace place to spend your afternoon, you probably will like the Conservatory.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This beautiful conservatory located in a not-so-nice Chicago neighborhood was a delightful suggestion from our Chicago-based daughter. From 100-year old palms to a cactus garden, we spent an engaging couple of hours wandering inside. Not surprising, it was muggy inside, but with room after room of unique flowers, tropical plants including bananas, a nutmeg bush, and even a 'sensitive fern'... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Garfield Park Conservatory is a lovely 'freebie' in the heart of Chicago. Many orchids were blooming during our visit which was a real treat. The humidity in the conservatory can wilt your hair, but the time you spend here is well worth it.

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Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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