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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

8109 Jefferson Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
313 852 4065
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Ranked #20 of 71 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Gardens, Museums
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Canton, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Belle Isle Conservatory, officially known as the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, is located on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, not far from the Detroit Windsor bridge. The conservatory houses hundreds of plants of all types, including massive succulents and tiny succulents, as well. The building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1904, displays some of the most beautiful... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful, huge palms, a fernery and many large, weird plants entirely unkown to me, I think the place was built in 1904 or something, and it is great to see that it's still around.

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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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