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Volunteer Park Conservatory

Address: 1402 E. Galer, Seattle, WA 98112 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
Phone Number: 206-322-4112
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Ranked #16 of 176 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love Seattle! I love the parks in Seattle. If you are in the neighborhood, you should drive by and walk around Volunteer Park. They had a conservatory, Asian art museum, water tower, weird looking trees, and trails. You can also get a nice view of downtown. They only reason I can't say I love this park is because it... More

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NJ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The conservatory itself was under construction but we enjoyed a pleasant stroll in the gardens. We got some exercise climbing the water tower. The city views were very nice even if the mountain wasn't out. I had never seen the city from this angle.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a hidden gem in Volunteer park. Recently renovated, it is very cool to be surrounded by tropical plants and flowers on a wet, gray Seattle day. And Volunteer Park is also a world famous urban oasis, designed by the Olmsted brothers. Go to the top of the Water tower while you're there.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really nice place for a stroll and view of the space needle. Has it's own charm, specially the area with the statue that is surrounded by trees. This area feels very private ( there were no people around) and has the view of the small lake.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you're looking for some time away from busy downtown Seattle, take a trip to Volunteer Park. There you will find well kept grounds, beautiful trees, nice walking paths, and the water tower. Climb the tower for terrific views, especially of Mt Rainer!

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Capital Hill is noisy and urban, wander back here and it is like stepping into an oasis. The green house is cool, with great examples of plants and flowers, then the park is even better. 4 blocks and you are back on Broadway with the crowds

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Livermore, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came to see the Orchid which is famous for it's cadaverous odor and long term between blossoming and they had underestimated its blooming time. Also they still want full price while half the place was under repair. I'll give them a better grade though because they did have nice plants and I figure they will get it back in... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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468 reviews 468 reviews
163 attraction reviews
497 helpful votes 497 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This attraction has a mixture of reviews -- some for Volunteer Park, some for just the conservatory itself and some for both. I'll add my "take" on both, as there is no separate listing for the park, which is a stand-alone attraction. The conservatory is a Victorian-style greenhouse, constructed of glass panels within a wood and iron framework. It has... More

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Atlanta
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145 reviews 145 reviews
24 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is about a 2.3 mile walk from Pikes Market to Volunteer Park, but the walk through the old neighborhoods and the food and retail establishments was well worth the effort. The park is a wonderful place to walk around - and includes the old water cistern for the area. Great places to eat on the way up and back.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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