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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
312 746 5100
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Ranked #27 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Large historic conservatory (primarily indoor but some outdoor displays) located near an el stop in Garfield Park, one of the city's largest parks... more »
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Lissone, Lombardia, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was my first time in Chicago after the school, my friend arranged for us a visit at the Garfield Park. We have many pictures, I remember the pictures beside at the Azalea that my friend took with me. Very romantic place in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful, tranquil spot to visit. Have always felt safe, but don't plan to walk around the neighborhood--it's a bit rough. Park in the free lot or take the el directly there. Well worth the trip to spend an hour or two surrounded by beauty. The conservatory was renovated a few years ago after an incredibly successful Chihuly show of glass... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the world's greatest Conservatories - Designed by Jens Jensen - with a Mendelsohn tuned waterfall.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Garfield Park Conservatory is a pleasant place to walk and talk with friends or family. The tropical plants area is especially dramatic. The facility is well maintained making it an indoor oasis in the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is always interesting to walk through the various rooms of the conservatory, each specializing in types of flora and climate, such as the fern room, tropicals, etc. It is free of charge, although donations are appreciated. You could spend as little as an hour there, or much longer if you like to stroll, learn, and linger. There is a... More

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our city tour guide told us that he likes to go to the conservatory in the winter because it is warm and green. While we were there in the summer, we still enjoyed the peacefullness of the conservatory. It is a great place to take pictures or just take a quiet walk.

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Peaceful, tranquil, a great place any season. We went on one of the hottest days of July and it was strangely cool. The fern room is my favorite. This is a great place to enjoy plants from around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This has been a great place to gravitate to in cooler weather but you will enjoy nature, plants and art the entrie year. Enjoy!

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Harvard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you love flowers than this is paradise. There are so many to see and the smell...mmmm....yummm, it's perpetual spring. Going here is an oasis from the city. Inside you will find winter left behind (you can't wear a coat, you die from the heat) and you see spring before anyone else does. The walkways are easy to navigate and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a gift the Conservatory is! Free all year round, the best time to go is the dead of winter. Just sitting there smelling the flora is enough to put me in a peaceful, meditative state. The structure itself is amazing and the place is huge. The Palm House is amazing. The Fern Room is too. Parking is easy. I... More

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