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Chicago Botanic Garden

Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone Number: 847 835 5440
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glencoe
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

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chicago
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Love coming here during all seasons. It is s great place to relax and enjoy nature. There are a lot of different gardens, such as English Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Waterfall Garden, Fruits and Vegetable Garden, etc. Admission is free, but you have to pay for parking $25. At summer they always have some activities for kids at Vegetable Garden... More 

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love to tour and learn how to improve on my garden efforts. Looking forward to the current orchid show which was fabulous last year. Have been a member for many years.

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Glencoe, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go there often, with family or alone and it is always great. Very well maintained, good for both adults and kids. You can spend hours. The cafes are great too. Love the food there!

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Glencoe, Il
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oh my! Oh my! Would Dorothy ever click her heals with this exhibition. CBG has outdone itself with the 2015 orchid show. No looking behind a curtain to find a wizard. The staff at CBE were wizards that put it all out front, We didn't need to search for Oz as we walked into the great hall with floor to... More 

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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely LOVE the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It is a delightful spot to visit no matter what season you are visiting. If the weather outside is frightful, the displays and exhibits inside will be delightful. The botanic gardens do a wonderful job of keeping the gardens blooming year-round. In the winter, the indoors are ablaze with color, warmth and blooms... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Garden is spectacular at many times of the year, but off peak has its unique charms. Any time of year, come very early and you will join other walkers for multiple "loop" options around the varied and interesting grounds. Or come in the winder and you can do the same! Refreshing! If you come with kids at any time... More 

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Chicago
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited the beautiful Botanic Garden this last December. We went with our son, wife and 2 grandsons. The Wonderland Express (model trains) was on exhibit and we enjoyed it so much. Models of different Chicago buildings were in the exhibit. We walked outside too and the grounds were wonderful. We also went to a room where the kids could... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful place, great membership programs but between entry and parking, it is expensive if you are not a member. Especially good seasonal programs around holidays

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Northbrook, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been members for years. Great camps for kids. It is just a wonderful place to visit , even in the Winter. Great for a long walks and exercise. The Prairie walk is at least 2 miles or close to it. The gardens are lovely. A great garden railroad. Great for photos. The food in the cafe is really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In the Chicago Winter the greenhouses at the Garden are truly a breath of fresh air. Notice the difference when you take a deep breath surrounded by nature's oxygen makers the plant kingdom. We were also lucky enough to be there for the orchid show. Amazing!

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