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Volunteer Park Conservatory

1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-322-4112
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Ranked #18 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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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited here on one of their free Thursdays and were able to see 3 of the 5 houses as two were closed for construction. Nice little place and even if I had to pay the entry I would have. Beautiful plants and architecture. Lots of orchids to see and even my kids 5 & 8 enjoyed it to some... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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450 reviews 450 reviews
106 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A very nice park that has a water tower, reservoir, and gardens to explore. The water tower is a nice easy climb up the stairs and gives nice views of the park and downtown. The gardens are also quite nice and a good place to escape the noise of the city. It also must be a great place for a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went when there were only 3/5 buildings open. Still we saw plants and flowers we'd never seen before. I'm sure some of them were plants from the Northwest.. and we're from Texas. Still, we enjoyed ourselves. Nice attraction.

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Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a wonderful park located at the north end of Capitol Hill. The conservatory is located on the north end of the park. Great collection of succulents and don't miss the dahlia garden just 100 yards out the door.

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Seattle
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135 reviews 135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love this conservatory. It is beautiful, smells wonderful, and introduces the visitor to really unusual and gorgeous plants. The trees just outside are a treat too.

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The Islands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Always wanted to get back to the conservatory after having been out the Seattle area for years. Doing the on-line dating I decided to meet on Capital Hill at the Conservatory. A great date. $4 each to get in, plenty of photo opportunities, chances to talk about plants, nature, your feminine side :) There are fabulous plants, old growths succulents,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been to the conservatory many times and always notice something new... it's a well-cared for building with very nice plantings. A great place to spend a rainy day, and in nice weather, be sure to take a walk around the lovely Volunteer Park in which it is located! Seattle Asian Art Museum is in the same park --... More

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Richmond
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not only is this a very nice exhibit but is can also teach children about the great forests of the northwest

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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was a lovely conservatory in a beautiful park. When I went there was a mixture of real flowers and glass flowers. There was an amazing Dahlia garden outside of the conservatory.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have a very soft spot for the Volunteer Park Conservatory. I pass by it everyday while walking my dog and I was even married there. This 100+ year old building is a classic Seattle monument. Inside holds an impressive collection of plants. And best of all it is free. They accept donations but you can always just walk around.... More

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