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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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Oasis of green in winter, riot of color in spring

We've been to Conservatory several times. It's been a priceless relief from the bleakness of Chicago winters. Went recently in the early spring to find an unexpected riot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We've been to Conservatory several times. It's been a priceless relief from the bleakness of Chicago winters. Went recently in the early spring to find an unexpected riot of color. Hardly ever crowded, so a nice place for quiet contemplation as well. And there are some nice places to walk outdoors nearby, as well.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

our kids enjoyed this place very much, too bad some sections were closed and under renovation during our visit. still recommend to visit this if you have the time.

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Chicago, IL USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Garfield Park Conservatory is a hidden gem in the middle of the city. It never ceases to amaze me how something so wonderful is available free for all. The grounds are beautiful and inside the conservatory is spectacular. The GPS offers various activities for kids, so check out their website to see what might be available on the days you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Conservatory is free and there is free parking. It's not in the best area, but it is beautiful. During the holidays, there is a Poinsetta show that is gorgeous.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This garden under glass is free, beautiful, and very easy to get to on public transit (the CTA Green Line Conservatory station is right there). This Victorian era botanical conservatory has recently been totally refurbished after a hailstorm broke much of the glass roofs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

tons of activities for the kids and a lovely place to enjoy indoors and outdoors. The gardens outdoors and the small pond are tranquil and a treat for city dwellers.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Weather had turned wet and chilly so we decided to visit the Conservatory. The various themed greenhouses were a delight, especially the one with the pond. Also nice children's area. Admission is free - Chicago should be commended for making entrance to the Conservatory, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and Children's Museum free - great for families. Took a cab from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Get there when they open and you will be the only ones there. They had dozens of yellow umbrellas hanging from the glass ceilings....stunning! The exhibits are beautiful and well kept. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A lovely conservatory, and free! (You could be nice and make a donation, though...) It was a little crowded on the Saturday afternoon when we visited, but overall it was a soothing and beautiful spot, with ample benches for relaxing. It was early in the season for the outdoor component, but I would like to go back later in the... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Spent an hour walking through this conservatory after it reopened due to renovations, loved the umbrella display and some beautiful planting beds. But compared to the Botanic Gardens in Highland Park, well enough said! Probably good for people who can't walk far, as it is a quick walk through!

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