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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

1100 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Fort Wayne
Type: Gardens
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A gem in the heart of Fort Wayne. These gardens are amazingly diverse and wonderfully maintained. The facility is divided into 'zones' with appropriate foliage growing in each one..and each is a fantastic experience. You don't have to be a plant enthusiast to enjoy a visit here...it is just a lovely way to spend the afternoon...with special spots and events... More

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Goshen
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Yes, it is beautiful, however, TERRIBLE staff!! We are in the midst of planning our wedding reception here (already put down a non refundable deposit or I would be gone!) after we signed the contract and paid the deposit we were told of several very large hidden fees! I tried several times but no one would explain them or even... More

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Van Wert, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We took our young grandson the week before Christmas to see Santa and his Reindeer (2 real reindeer). The entire place was beautifully decorated. I've been to several events there and it is always first class - what a gem!!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I usually visit the Conservatory a couple of times a winter, we have very long winters in Indiana. The visits remind me of the warm summer. They have wonderful events at the Conservatory including Santa at Christmas . It is next door to the Embassy, so if you go during the festival of trees, you can do both in an... More

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Fort Wayne
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

As the seasons change this facility changes to match the season. In Christmas they have a great display with lights, trees, Santa Claus and even live reindeer. It is a very nice place to take the kids and the price of admission is usually reasonable for what is available tht day. Parking is a problem but once you get there... More

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rockford, ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We spent a few hours walking through all the areas this place has to offer, and enjoyed looking at all the plants and trees. We spoke with some of the volunteers who maintain the gardens, They take such pride in this downtown attraction and rightfully so! Well worth the price of admission and time you spend there!!

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Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have such a beautiful conservatory in St. Paul so that is what I was expecting and I was sort of disappointed. Things didn't seem clean or kept up. It seemed overcrowded and sort of sloppy. Lots of dead plants. For the price it was OK and if we lived there, I suppose I would go in the winter, but... More

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Fort Branch, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's great for kids and adults. It's a great learning tool but it just seems like fun to the kids. It is greatly located downtown with many great sites around it.

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