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Volunteer Park Conservatory

1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-322-4112
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Ranked #19 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad... more » Owner description: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is such a tremendously lovely park. So many of the plants and trees are marked, so you know what you're looking at. I love the greenhouse. Depending on the time of year, it can be breathtaking. I'm fortunate to live in Seattle, so I can go here any time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a surprise to find this beautiful place. While Recuperating in a nursing home, the staff took some of the more able-bodied on an outing. It was a most uplifting trip to see these wonderful plants and flowers. I plan to return as plantings change with the seasons.

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Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this park...great playground area and loved going up in the previous "water tower" for a great scenic view. The grounds are lovely and there is a museum, as well as the conservatory on property. A must see if you visit the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

beautiful 19 century conservatory, now being refurbished containing some spectacular orchids ferns palms with interesting information presented very attractively. The park has space to sit and picnic and some huge stately trees forming an elegant avenue

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Atlanta,Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An entire wing is not available due to construction. I was disappointed in the variety, amount of plants on display. expected more for Seattle.

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy park to access and find parking. Sprawling park with some nice vantage spots as well as a great place to take pictures! An out of the city feeling in the city!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Museums and Botanticals, what more could you want in a city park? They have events throughout the summer which keep the passer-byers amused It has a beautiful view of the needle and the rest of the city on the ground and also has a cool tower to climb for a different perspective. Go and explore the park and the neighborhood,... More

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Tukwila
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So nice to just sit and enjoy. Exotic flowers from all over, and not too many people. Warm. Parking lot is close by.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What lovely botanical treasures! Just go! Explore all the wonder and enjoy the scenery and views of the city.... We went later in the day, so we couldn't stay as long at the conservatory because of closing time. I can't wait to go back!!! I've got to make time for it.

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Clinton, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A nice second place to visit after the Seattle Asian Art Museum which is next door. Winter is especially nice as it is very tropical in here with lots of tropical plants.

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