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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
313 852 4065
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Ranked #21 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Gardens
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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

So I have to admit I was very concerned at first getting married at the conservatory since the island only books out 2 hour blocks... Ours was 1pm-3pm I was terrified that the people before us would run over or the people after us would try to rush us. However things worked out great, apparently the people before us left... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Make the trek to Belle Isle to see this. Gorgeous building in a clump of great architecture - the Conservatory, the historic Aquarium, the Scott Fountain, the old Stables, the Carillon, a Saarinen pavilion, all within an Olmstead Park. Amazing! Detroit is a beautiful place.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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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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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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