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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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Veery pleasant way to spend some time downtown.

Visiting family we were looking for a pleasant place where we could share time together and stroll through the garden displays. When we were there the local Bonsai Club was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Porter, Indiana
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Porter, Indiana
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Visiting family we were looking for a pleasant place where we could share time together and stroll through the garden displays. When we were there the local Bonsai Club was displaying their projects, very interesting and informative. There were also some outdoor vegetable and herb plantings and places to just hang out. A nice find in the city.

Thank BaldEagleMenace
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was in my mind disappointing. I failed to see anything really Egyptian about the garden . There could be an improvement in the signing of the areas. Maybe the emptiness when I vivited showed the general feeling A pity

Thank 1Bustrav
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Physically small and manageable, but well done. Showplace displays change regularly, along with a permanent tropical and desert exhibits. Also available as venue for weddings and parties at a reasonable charge. Annual butterfly display is a highlight. Nice gift shop. Close to other attractions.

Thank DixieLB
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's nice but nothing over the top. The Christmas Grinch display is fun for younger kids. We've gone a few different times. Very affordable activities when people come to visit

Thank Susan R
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Small but nice garden. Inexpensive admission. I was quick surprised that the roses in the conservatory were infested with aphids which had spread to a huge hibiscus. I mentioned it to the woman at the desk and hopefully they can bring them under control to save the hibiscus.

Thank MaryKayOwosso
Campton, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is a gem in Fort Wayne. We've been here several times and have found and enjoyed different exhibits each time. Once when our son was four years old, there was a large "pirate ship" in the middle of the first garden! Another time, there were live butterflies. Most recently, we visited last week (August 2015). We... More 

Thank WhiteMountainsFamily
Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice small botanical. It was mostly plants that were familiar. There were some nice things for kids, like a talking tree as you enter. Gift shop was very nice and priced well. Highlight was the rainforest area with an indoor water fall. There were places to sit in various locations both inside and out.

Thank TDK1009
Perrysburg, Ohio
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Today the Conservatory had the Egyptian Pleasure Garden, Desert and Tropical Rain Forest open for visitors along with the Terrace Garden, Exploration Garden, and various children's hands on exhibits. Our favorite, by far, was the Rain Forest with the waterfalls, stream, and lush foliage. Each area is temperature and humidity controlled for the plants so be prepared for high humidy... More 

Thank Linda T
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Been here several times and never disappointed. Whether there for the beautiful butterfly exhibit, Christmas and Easter celebration, or just plain visit...never were we disappointed. It is very clean and so much to see. Lots of "hands-on" things for all ages to enjoy. Numerous rooms, beautiful fountains and flowers and plants. There is a very nice outside walk around. Gift... More 

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Sherwood, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Not too happy that they charged a wedding party of 6 including myself for 3 mins for shooting. Plus they had areas blocked off that we would of used. Had we known that the area we wanted to shoot at was block off we would of NEVER came in! Plus, DO NOT park nearby unless you use a parking garage.... More 

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