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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206-322-4112
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Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from...

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.

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Great way to spend a day.

We spent a week day exploring the park. The conservatory is wonderful and the art gallery exhibits world class. The park itself is vast, well kept grounds and wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cecelia T
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Colville
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Colville
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week day exploring the park. The conservatory is wonderful and the art gallery exhibits world class. The park itself is vast, well kept grounds and wonderful architecture. We had good weather and enjoyed beautiful views of the space needle. There is too much ground to cover in a day, so we plan to use a different entrance... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I love walking here in all sorts of weather, which is what we have in Seattle. Sunny then pouring within a few minutes...Summer is gorgeous here and this is a great destination photo spot. Close to museums and the U district.

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1 Thank Lorisong
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We ALWAYS go to conservatories when we come across them, so we've been to 10+. This one, while small, is really well put together. Their cactus collection is actually the highlight. The mini-landscaping and variety are both impressive. And since you're at the conservatory, you can stroll through Volunteer Park and visit the Seattle Asian Art Museum

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Thank 2TravelDads
Indianapolis, Indiana
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341 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I fell in love with this park and the conservatory. Small fee for the gardens but not for the park - and both contained ample spots for photography for me, as I prefer on all trips. Easy to navigate area and I felt welcomed. Highly recommended.

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Thank Rhonda B
seattle, wa
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Nothing, I mean nothing is more necessary in the dark cold days of winter in Seattle than a trip to the Volunteer Park Conservatory. It especially nice around the holidays - the place is packed with beautiful plants, many blooming. If its a particularly nasty day the cactus room is a blast of dry heat, not a trip out of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We enjoyed our tour after a family picnic in the park. The conservatory was well organized with fantastic displays of desert, rain forest and local flora. Definitely worth the small fee for a tour.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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446 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a great place to visit to augment a trip to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and/or the grounds of Volunteer Park. The entrance fee is $4, and one travels through rooms featuring both humid climate and desert flora. The building is small, so a half-hour is all one would need to see everything. The displays are nicely presented... More 

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1 Thank Jim L
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had a little outing while recovering from knee replacement surgery. Went to conservatory and park for an hour. Very nice area.

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Thank Bruce B
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This conservatory has been in Volunteer Park for many years. A fine collection of orchids and bromeliads.

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Thank Madronaguy
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We came here right after visiting the Japanese Garden and the Conservatory just wasn't as impressive. Maybe if you are really into plants you would enjoy this more, but it is just a small conservatory.

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