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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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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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An oasis in the cold city

This is one of my family's favorite destinations in the city; sometimes we come out from the western suburbs just to spend an hour here--nothing else on the itinerary. Although it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Saint Charles, Illinois

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my family's favorite destinations in the city; sometimes we come out from the western suburbs just to spend an hour here--nothing else on the itinerary. Although it can get a little crowded on weekends, we often arrive around 4:00 when things are winding down and that makes for a nice, peacefull visit. It is especially nice... More 

Thank LHC65
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Chinese New Year. The activities were a bit lame but the fact that this place is free and open to the public is very impressive. The plant collections are impressive with a very nice collection of palms. The space is large and airy and a wonderful break from the winter harshness of bare trees and frozen grass.... More 

Thank Chuck C
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my visit here today. The conservatory was big and there are some absolutely beautiful plants and flowers of all kinds. The Fern room was amazing, the show room is so lovely, there's tons of cactus from different varieties and desert plants, exotic orchids and they also have a whimsical room for children. Admission is free but donation suggested. Parking... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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85 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am amazed that this place isn't more visited. These green houses are over 120 years old and are in great condition. The path leads you through a lush palm house, an arid desert room, and a colorful children's garden. It's a great place to escape the cold in winter. In the summer the outdoor gardens come to life with... More 

1 Thank Crystal L
Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of a frigid Chicago winter, its so nice to be able to go here and see some beautiful blooming plants. Plus, it's free (they ask for donations).

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The renovation is complete, the plants are spectacular. If you are looking for a great winter respite, Garfield Park Conservatory is the way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Family Programming, along with breathtaking exhibitions and fauna.

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Lisle, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in the area for over fifteen years, I finally made it to the Garfield Park Conservatory! It did not disappoint! There is a free parking lot on the south side of the park surrounded by a black fence. We arrived close to 1pm and there were parking spots coming available as people were leaving for the day. If... More 

Thank Patty R
Dallas, Texas
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539 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bigger and better than the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Garfield Park Conservatory is work the trip. Well maintained and very interesting. Its right off the EL with its own station or you can drive as ample parking is provided. Look for the Chihuli glass that was left in place.

2 Thank yellowpixels
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is top notch all around. There is plenty of parking near by and it's free. Admission is free, and there are no rooms or exhibits that cost money. There are several truly incredible rooms. There is tons of diversity between the rooms as well. They are very well tended/ landscaped. It truly feels as if you are outdoors.... More 

Thank Maggie T
Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a real treasure and worth a visit. There are many different rooms for a wide variety of different plants and also special seasonal exhibit. I was there while they were installing the Christmas exhibit and I was sorry to miss it. It was a nice relaxing place to spend an afternoon. Be warned however that some of the... More 

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