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W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Address: 316 South G St., Wright Park, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone Number: 253-591-5330
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Ranked #20 of 86 things to do in Tacoma
Type: Historic sites, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The exhibits at the conservatory change some with the season. It's a beautiful old conservatory and worth a trip. It's in Wright Park, which is a lovely spot.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I use to 'pop' in whenever I was walking in the Wright Park, with my children and/or grandchildren. I no longer do that as there is a $3 entry fee. It is a lovely example of Victorian Architecture (Conservatories) and has some welcome tropical blooms for the grey days that happen in this area. If it wasn't for the entry... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historic glass conservatory, though small in size, offers a large variety of plants and a wonderful relaxing experience.

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Tacoma, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After you have visited the great Tacoma attractions like Point Defiance Park, Zoo and Aquarium, the outstanding museums and the waterfront walk, visit this little diamond in Wright Park. This is a volunteer-maintained, low budget enterprise that depends on the modest, but not cheap, entry fee and donations. In comparison with some of the largest such structures, old and new,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just happened to drop in while at Wright park! Wow what a gem. Each time I have been here there is something new. If you Love plants and flowers this is the place to observe. It is very small but that just adds to the ambience. Very romantic and charming, even with little ones. When it is busy it does... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is a sense of peace and tranquility here which is relaxing, making it a perfect place to unwind after a hectic day, week, shopping melee...think of going when you just need to be by yourself in the city and take time to hunt out the charming antique statuary tucked in among the exotic plants. Even on a rainy day,... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is the tiniest botanical garden I have ever visited, but it is delightful and there are many interesting plants. Some of the plants seem exotic and others are just what you might find in your own back yard. The ladies in the gift shop did not seem to know much about the plants, but they were pleasant. Picture taking... More 

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Pennsylvania, US
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Conservatory has some great plants and provides the opportunity for interesting photos. It's much smaller than Seattle's Volunteer Conservatory and doesn't take long to view. However, it's right next to Wright Park, which is a nice family park with play areas, walking trails, picnic areas and a playground. In combination, it was a great way to spend a couple... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful and magical places. I wish I drew because I would be sitting on one of their benches with my drawing pad in hand...but instead I just walk very slowly, breathing in deeply of the fresh and full foliage air. Great little gift shop too.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place to view exotic plants in full bloom. We went as a side trip while on our way to Point Defiance. We enjoyed the plants and the words of the "expert" on duty who was able to answer all of my wife's questions (she's the gardener in the family).

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