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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
313 852 4065
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Ranked #24 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Gardens
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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158 reviews 158 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I can't say enough about how amazing this trip was. The variety and selection of flowers and plants in the conservatory is mind blowing. The gardens and grounds were an absolute delight. If you have any doubt about how Detroit is doing this will let you know what a fantastic place we have.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and the neighboring Belle Isle Aquarium both date from 1904, designed by legendary Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Underneath the gorgeous glass roof, the conservatory holds plants from all over the world, including cactus, trees, and tropical flowers. In the summertime, the lily pond outside is not to be missed. It's a great place to come,... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had a free time in Detroit as I had to travel back home at evening. I came here when exploring Belle Island, and was a wonderful experiencie. Outdoor gardens were closed because the winter but inside of the conservatory was another world. I spent nearly 3 hours between lush plants, colorful flowers and brigth Orchids. I am not a... More

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a wondrous experience right on belle isle don't miss this opportunity to experience the beautiful gardens The koi pond is so tranquil you won't believe that you are in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I love the conservatory. It has an orchid area, one of the tallest palm trees in the world, a desert area, a fern garden, a flower room, and in the summer, a koi pond. It's small but beautiful. It is well maintained by volunteers, and the flower room has different potted flowers depending on the time of year-at Christmastime it's... More

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We enjoy going here regularly during the cold winter months. It's warm and cozy inside and there are different areas such as a tropical room where you can see banana trees and orange trees.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Before you go make sure you double check their operation hours, we showed up at the posted time on their web site only to find that the conservation closed, they changed their hours but site and signs have not. I fell in love with the large glass observatories and we decided to come back on the day they open. While... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The truly amazing variety of plants and trees always reminds of what a special place it is--and at no charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

There are few peaceful rooms in a busy city...and these are some of the best! Plush rooms of oxygen that I have enjoyed for decades...such a gift. Keep to the right and take time to stand still allowing your site to track toward the sky of each atrium. As you circle each room...let your stress go with big breaths outward.... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Wide variety of plants in large glass observatories on Belle Isle in the Detroit River. Hidden treasure in an urban setting.

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