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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

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Address: 8109 Jefferson Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone Number: 313 852 4065
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Beautiful and Peaceful

Yet another great attraction on Belle Isle that's included with your admission onto the island. Much like the aquarium, not with the trip alone, but when added to all the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Rebecca A
Birmingham, Michigan
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Birmingham, Michigan
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Yet another great attraction on Belle Isle that's included with your admission onto the island. Much like the aquarium, not with the trip alone, but when added to all the other things on Belle Isle to see. Beautiful flowers and plants and if you have time to go around the holidays the staff does an amazing job making this place... More 

1 Thank Rebecca A
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle is a beautiful place to visit in the spring and summer. And a warm place in the fall and winter. The grounds are superbly kept up. Don't miss the lovely koi pond outside. Best of all it's free.

1 Thank Emmy P
Detroit, Michigan
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised with the conservatory and the type of plants that they had growing. I nice mix of an older building and the towering trees inside which gives the visitor of plants that they would not normally experience. Well worth the time and located next to the aquarium.

2 Thank DaveD1969
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Got married in January of 2006 to my beautiful wife in the conservatory. It was about -10' outside, but inside it was warm, lush and vibrant. At the time, it was run by city, but it was clear that those who were tending to this treasure took a great deal of pride in cleanliness and appearance as well as the... More 

Thank nnox59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had no idea this place existed in Detroit, but on a bike ride around Belle Isle my family decided to stop. It was awesome! So many unique plants, trees, and flowers from all over the world.

Thank Kristen S
Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Classic gem in the middle of Belle Isle, amazing specimens that have been cultivated for decades by dedicated volunteers and staff. Great plant sale in the spring, and I love going to see all the poinsettias when they get the displays set up for the holidays.

Thank tiggershadow
Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The ASWC is a great place to spend time when in Detroit. Located on Belle Isle and designed by Albert Kahn, the building itself is worth the visit alone. Add in the depth and breadth of plant life and you'll wonder at being admitted free. Visiting conservatories in other major cities will be quite costly. I've been here (and to... More 

Thank HersForever
Pitman, NJ
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a small conservatory tucked in the back of Belle Isle. Great chance to see flowers and trees. Free admission and great views of the river.

Thank TRM1968
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'll keep this one short and sweet My wife and I chose and paid for this conservatory for use as a wedding venue The staff we dealt with were unprofessional Another bride showed up and tried to enter our space to take pictures an hour and 30 minutes before our reservation was up

Thank Carlos M
Shelby Township, Michigan
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very well appointed conservatory with numerous plants and flowers. easy to navigate through and relatively comfortable given the need for temperature control for the exotic plants.

Thank Rick B

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