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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
Phone Number: 614-715-8000
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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages. Current and Upcoming exhibitions include:Bruce Munro: Light: A special evening engagement featuring the light-based works of artist Bruce Munro. On view Wednesday–Friday evenings, September 25, 2013–February 8, 2014. Merry & Bright: The Conservatory's annual holiday celebration featuring festive poinsettia and evergreen displays, a gingerbread competition and special entertainment. November 23, 2013–January 5, 2014. Orchids: An artful and imaginative display of hundreds of orchids in the warm Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. January 11–April 14, 2014. Blooms & Butterflies: The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden. March 8–September 28, 2014.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

When the kids were younger, this used to be a place we would go for a Xmas card photo! You would always have beautiful backgrounds and a warm afternoon during the winter. The Asian festival is always on these grounds, and it makes for a lovely afternoon!

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North Olmsted, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful orchids--interesting building. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the colorful, beautiful flowers. We took many pictures that we will enjoy at home.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Chihuli (spelling?) exhibit that they have had the last few years is very impressive. My kids have always enjoyed the various model train exhibits as well. Nice place for a visit

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The conservatory is a must see when visiting the Columbus area. Currently they have an Orchid display going on all through the place. They are so beautiful. It is truly an unique experience. One of the best that I have ever been to.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Go for the plants and flowers, breathe in, relax, check out the various areas. And the orchids! It has such a great atmosphere, and often it has exhibits of natural art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been visiting the conservatory with either my school or family every few years since I was a child and I still love it. The grounds are beautiful and each different area is extremely well down. My favorite has always been the Rainforest Room, which is filled witl live butterflys that are hatched in the butterfly nursery on site. This... More 

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Blue Ash, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As senior citizens, we were looking for a quiet New Year's Eve event. The Conservatory was open and featured a big band from 7pm to 9 pm. The night lighting on the indoor exhibits was beautiful. The big band was very good with an excellent singer. This was a very enjoyable evening. Would love to go back in the summer... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I took a date here around Christmas time and it was very nice. There are a good amount of exhibits even though it sure seemed that there were more. They did light up everything which was really cool and they also had a womens choir singing Christmas carols which definitely added to the Christmas spirit. Very nice, but probably wouldn't... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I like this conservatory and appreciate the neat events around the holiday (choral performances, the gingerbread houses are my favorite!, the choo-choo train. Watch to see if there are any neat exhibits prior to your visit. Great gift shop!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The FPC is a wonderful attraction: gardens, holiday decorations, art, classes, concerts. Words cannot do it justice. In all seasons, it is a must see!

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