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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
Phone Number: 614-715-8000
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Description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical...
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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We traveled as a day trip to Columbus to see the exhibits at Franklin Park. It was winter time so we stayed inside. There were many nice displays of all types of different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We traveled as a day trip to Columbus to see the exhibits at Franklin Park. It was winter time so we stayed inside. There were many nice displays of all types of different plants and flowers. They also had chihuly glass on display incorporated into many of their installations. They has a nice gift shop and cafe where you could... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There are many reasons to come here any time of the year. There is always a peaceful feeling when you enter the park and buildings. The butterflies are a big attraction and it is wonderful to experience the different ecosystems in the different buildings. When flowers are in bloom outside just an added beauty built into the grounds. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had the opportunity to take a former co-worker to the Franklin Park Conservatory. He grew up in Columbus but never had an opportunity to visit while he lived here. I recently purchased a membership + 1 guest and what a bargin. With discounts I recieved from garden centers plus my visits, it has already paid for itself! My friend loves... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful, they offer all types of events and have the most beautiful displays of plants and artistry. It has a great feel as well as a lovely little cafe and gift shop!

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited this gorgeous venue primarily to see the butterfly garden, and were treated to so much more. Several biomes were displayed. We went from desert to rain forest to other types of biome. We saw some gorgeous bonsai, one being over 300 years old, and the butterfly garden was enchanting. An employee who worked exclusively with butterflies presented a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a group of our family and friends after a beautiful wedding weekend. We decided to enjoy the afternoon together at the conservatory. We have been there several times, but there is always something different (added section, different plants in bloom, the butterflies). This time the butterflies were impressive and enjoyed them. We don't have a pass, but go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the Franklin Park Conservatory. They have classes you can take to learn how to make pasta and you get to eat your creations. Reasonable price. Also occasional adults only themed nights with music and cocktails. And the blooms and butterflies is a great experience for the whole family. If you need a breathe of fresh air in the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Franklin Park is beautiful! So many different plants and flowers. And the butterfly exhibit every year is wonderful! You have an opportunity to see many different types of butterflies and even interact with them! The people that work there are intelligent and personable. If you have a question they surely can answer it and are happy to do so. If... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Certain times during the year they have their "Butterflies and Blooms" exhibit. Having butterflies fly around you, land on you, watching them eat, and having the staff answer questions and provide info is such a fun time for kids and adults.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whether it's seeing the beautiful flowers , chiluly exhibit, butterflies, Christmas decorations or another event thus is always in our list of places to visit and it never fails to be an enjoyable day !

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