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Garfield Park Conservatory

Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone Number: 312 746 5100
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Ranked #14 of 309 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chicago, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the Garfield Park Conservatory for the first time. What a gem! On a blustery cold day, you can really forget the Chicago winter while inside. The palm trees are amazing & it's so nice to see vibrant blooms in January. Can't wait to see it in the spring time.

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Chicago, IL
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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The neighborhood is not the best, but the conservatory is, particularly when they are doing flower shows. The range of tropical and towering trees is breathtaking. Worth the trek. Love the humidity!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Step inside and be transported to another place and time where you will find tropical palms and ancient ferns. The conservatory was designed to showcase exotic plants witin its two acres of public greenhouse space and its ten cres of outdoor gardens. This is one of Chicago's best kept secrets as well as one of the nations botanical treasures .

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to the Conservatory on New Year's Day and really enjoyed our visit. The plants are in great shape, and the exhibits are laid out well. Not all rooms were open due to hailstorm damage, but what we saw was beautiful. I will definitely come back in the summer. Entrance is free, but a $5 donation per person is... More 

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Nelson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The conservatory is really really nice. One of the better ones we have visited. It is free of charge. It has very good identifying signage for the plants. Great place to spend part of the day. Especially when it's cold outside

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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We wouldn't know this place exist. This tour comes with our tour package. The inside is such a wonderful place to see. They decorated it very well. Full of poinsettias with different colors and they even have trains that go around which the kids would really enjoy. A must place to see.

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White Lake, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Who would have guessed one of the nicest conservatory's was so close to the city? Wonderful display of plants, fern room was my favorite. Call first to see if repairs are complete and all rooms are open.

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm a gardening junkie and love visiting conservatories around the country. Garfield Park Conservatory is a real gem situated in a rough and tumble neighborhood of Chicago. There's ample security and a free parking lot. I've been dozens of times and always feel safe. I still can't believe it's free admission, it's an incredible escape to visit and beautifully taken... More 

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Four generations of our family enjoyed a winter escape to the tropics in the heart of Chicago. The Garfield Conservatory is an educational, relaxing and fun place for people of all ages. The exotic plant life is clearly labeled and serves as a great teaching tool for youngsters. A play area that features a slide and a giant model of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Its out of the way, but worth a drive during the day, or if adventurous, take tje Green Line.....beware though, rough neighborhoods btw the Loop & Garfield Park ( incLuding Garfield Park). When done, venture west to Oak Park/River Forest

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