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Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
847 835 5440
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Glencoe
Type: Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: While Chicago has a great deal to offer, the outlying suburbs certainly have some treasures of their own. Despite being named the "Chicago Botanic... more »
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There's so much to enjoy at this world class garden it's hard to know where to begin. Bonsai, Japanese garden, water features, and more water features, library, sculpture, conservatory, vegetable gardening, classes, events; the list goes on and on. The garden has obviously not been wanting for money as it developed, but it has been money well spent. A "must... More

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Delhi
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40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We actually wanted to see Fall Foliage near Chicago and therefore decided to go to Chicago Botanic Garden. Good that we made that decision as In addition to Fall Foliage, we saw Very serene and quite beautiful especially the Japanese gardens! Absolutely gorgeous, relaxing, interesting. Loved it. There is no entry but steep parking fee of $25

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous, relaxing, interesting. We go at least once per year. Recommend trolley tour the first time you go. Don't miss the bonsai exhibit. Gift shop is worth a visit. Restaurant with outside seating is nice but overpriced (gets very busy at lunch hour).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

No matter the season, the botanic gardens are wonderful to visit. The admission is 'free', but the parking is about $25. Nice cafe to enjoy a meal or snack and a good gift shop to peruse. Enjoy taking the tram to see more of the gardens or get some good walking exercise. Lots of pretty areas to sit and relax.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely time to see the Gardens, there was an autumn flower/greenery display by the volunteers or friends of the Gardens which was very attractive, and it was a good time to walk around or take the little train around the site.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is no place more beautiful to spend a day this Fall than at Chicago's Botanic Garden. Plan to see it all so wear walking shoes and bring your mittens. The color of nature is everywhere in every one of the 38 different gardens. No need to pack a lunch their restaurant is delicious. You can rest along any of... More

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Arizona
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49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Migrating/grazing Canadian geese added to the beauty of Chicago Botanical Garden when we visited. The main fountain sprayed water a mile high into the sky. There's (almost a) replica of the fountains in the Alhambra, Granada and it added to the cool atmosphere of the gardens. Flowers were abloom and people were aplenty. Nevertheless, it's a must see/visit place when... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

beautiful AND SERENE love the traINS and enjoy seeing all the flowers i would recommend this place to others

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Pontiac, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The seasons make this an ever changing exhibit. A beautiful trip here will make you enjoy nature even more. We particularly enjoyed the area including the oriental gardens.

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Espoo, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Even though I visited quite late in the fall, there were still a lot of flowers around. I also like the activities arranged in the gardens.

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