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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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Clinton, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed at a nearby B&B and took time to walk through this park. Well worth the time. Beautiful gardens! We enjoyed walking up the water tower to get a "birds-eye view" of the Seattle area.

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Salem, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Pretend to be in Hawaii while in this beautiful glass arboretum. Free Admission on First Thursday and First Saturday every month; children under 12 free. Adults $4. Open Tues--Sunday 10 to 4.

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Algarve, Portugal
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

These greenhouses are full of orchids and tropic plants with a nice collection of cactus species wel kept and maintained

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Bellingham, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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505 reviews 505 reviews
118 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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