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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
614-715-8000
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Ranked #3 of 59 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I live in Colorado, but I come to Columbus once a month or so. Every time I come, there is something new and exciting happening here—art installations, butterflies, glassblowing demonstrations, concerts, orchids in bloom. But I also go to look at the various rooms in the Conservatory, which are all amazing. It's an easy way to experience nature in a... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The garden displays & Chihuly are always a treat. This visit included our granddaughters making Christmas ornaments w/ all kinds of natural elements & a magnificent toy train display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent conservatory. Fairly large place, so you can spend your time wandering around, and spend most of the day there. The idea of such gardens is to provide you with a relaxing environment which FPC clearly does.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Easily accessible. Nice grounds.Pleasant staff. Large variety of plants. Nice in the winter. Will be nice in the summer. Spacious.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Truly a wonderful venue to visit to learn more about a wide variety of plants and butterflies in a relaxing environment. Wonderful small permanent Chihuly exhibit in and amongst the plantings. Lots of great photo ops.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There is definitely a lot to see here. There is a great variety of plants from very different biomes and the butterfly exhibit is great to see. The best time to visit may be around christmas time when they have the lights up but visiting any time is great. The architecture of the building is also a work of art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took my parents who live in dayton ohio here for the afternoon. Butterfly exhibit is always nice as well as the colors of the flowers. Just a peaceful and relaxing afternoon.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

LOVE Franklin Park Conservatory! So beautiful and so much to see! Definately go around Christmas for the train!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Each season brings a new wonder to behold. Join in order to save money if you plan on coming back more than once in the same year. There's really nothing quite like this botanical garden. I simply can't do it justice, you have to see it.

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