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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

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Address: 1100 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone Number: (260) 427-6440
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A little bit for everyone

You might not spend a lot of time visiting unless you have an annual pass, but I wish I did. I could imagine sitting and reading in one of the different climate rooms on a cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You might not spend a lot of time visiting unless you have an annual pass, but I wish I did. I could imagine sitting and reading in one of the different climate rooms on a cold winter day. They include a showcase garden (LOADS of flowers), tropical and desert. While the indoor gardens are wonderful for strolling and lingering, the... More 

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Portland, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

1 degree outside and we walked through beautiful gardens in bloom with falling waterfalls, orange trees, birds of paradise, etc. The artist on our visit used upcycling to create amazing sculptures that pleasantly surprised us both. VERY colorful! The employees were very kind. We were the only people visiting on Tuesday. The music was so calming. It was wonderful to... More 

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Roanoke, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I had been here last in 1999 before we had kids. Now that we live here again, we brought our three children and it was well worth it. Not much has changed and that's for the better. the rain forest area is always excellent and the way they change the theme in the first room adds a... More 

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Bluffton, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is always a credit to the city of Ft Wayne with its interesting exhibits and attractive setting. Convenient location to combine w/ eating in fine restaurants downtown. Street Parking available in back.

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Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love this place at Christmas and judging by the crowds every year most everyone else loves it, too. I've been on family outings at other times of the year and it is fine then, but Christmas is a time of pure magic in the indoor gardens.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have enjoyed my visits to the Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory at any time of year, but it is truly a life-saver during those bleak winter months when you are dying to escape the cold, even for just a couple blissful hours. It is the only place in town in the winter where you can soak up the sun's warm rays... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The botanical gardens has not only 3 climate zones but has many different exhibits throughout the year. It maybe butterflies or a special one for mothers day.

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Decatur, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family enjoyed the Botanical Gardens, even my 6 year old sons. There is something for everyone here. Front desk staff was very helpful and admission price was very reasonable.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wide variety of plants to see. Tropical zone was the most interesting area, with waterfalls and fish too. Quite warm the day we went, and the cafeteria was closed so we couldn't relax with a drink and snack. Highlight was the butterfly exhibit, but this was a temporary display and is now closed.

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Louisville
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just an absolutely gorgeous place! Would wholeheartedly urge a stop here when visiting Ft. Wayne (or even the surrounding areas in Northern Indiana). Beautiful plants, flowers, etc. that are divided into various "biomes" that you wouldn't get to see unless you traveled thousands of miles. HIGHLY recommended!!

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