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Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106
216 721 1600
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Ranked #10 of 81 attractions in Cleveland
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: There are few places in Cleveland in where you can find God and his glory all in a bottle. Its an inexpensive bottle and for sixty bucks you can go... more »
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Dover, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Cleveland Botanical Garden was extremely beautiful. Both indoor and outdoor gardens are well kept and full of plants and wildlife(could of skipped seeing the tarantula though kind of freaked me out) Do not go here if you are not comfortable with nature because birds, butterflies, and chipmunks are a common occurrence. You are not packed in like sardines which... More

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I never tire of this place! There is always plenty to see, to learn and to enjoy here for the entire family. This is most definitely a site to visit in Cleveland. Plan on spending time walking through the CBG grounds, the Children's Garden, the Madagascar and Butterfly buildings. Check out the CBG website for current special events such as... More

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Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been to many gardens and conservatories, and this is one of the best we have seen. The outdoor gardens and trails are lovely, but the indoor conservatory is truly special. Very well worth the time and money!

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I am originally from Cleveland and in all my trips back had never visited the botanical gardens. I hadn't realized what a lovely place I had missed. Two highlights for me where the herb garden and the Glasshouse. The variety of butterflies was wonderful. I couldn't stop photographing them. Loved it!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Bigger than we thought, wish we had allowed more time. Lots to see and well marked with good descriptions and interesting tidbits of information. Highlight was the glass house...especially the birds and butterflies. A very pleasant way to spend the day appreciating nature's beauty and diversity.

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Olathe, Kansas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a pleasant stop in the middle of the city. The glasshouse containing biospheres from Madagascar and Costa Rica are a great experience and intro to the flora of these two climates. The outdoor themed gardens are well laid out and the plants well identified. On a hot day Hosta Hill, Shade Garden and Woodland Garden are quite welcome. There... More

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Columbia, MO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Whatever you do, make sure you visit both glasshouses (their connected). These may have been my favorite part. One is a desert climate with reptiles and tiny birds, the other is a cloud forest, filled with butterflies. The plantings in both are nice, but the layout and atmosphere was the real draw. We visited the cafe before venturing out to... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Butterfly Garden is great! Walking outside through the gardens on a warm, sunny day can't be beat! Some cool and unusual gifts available in the gift shop.

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Cleveland, OH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

You may think kids would be bored here, but my 6 and 4 year old girl and boy loved it. Not very big really, but has butterflies and very nice outdoor area.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There was a Lego exhibit that was fun to see. Sculptures of roses, orchids, a fox and rabbit and more located throughout the gardens. The children.s garden was delightful. The girls climbed a rock wall, looked for frogs in the ponds, climbed tree trunks, made mud pies, and so much more. The butterflies were amazing! A truly awesome place to... More

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