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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2500 South Eleventh Street, P.O. Box 5052, Springfield, IL 62705
Phone Number: 217-544-1751
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Garden consisting of 9,000 square feet of greenhouse area and a...
Garden consisting of 9,000 square feet of greenhouse area and a conservatory featuring more than 150 species of tropical plants.
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Pleasant outing

The park is very attractive. On a nice day, lots of olds are out walking, running, etc. The flowers are just coming in. This is a very nice oasis in the middle of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The park is very attractive. On a nice day, lots of olds are out walking, running, etc. The flowers are just coming in. This is a very nice oasis in the middle of town.

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United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great place for families, friends, or couples to walk and relax at. I was married at the gazebo in the park for only $60 & enjoy the park every time I go. I love the plants and flowers in the botanical house. Just wish the inside flowers area was a bit bigger. I come here every year.

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Springfield, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a beautiful garden area that exists in a wonderful park. Very old and very distinct, this area is worth the visit and is a wonder to the senses of nature and peace.

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is tiny - one pavilion and some outside flower beds, small rose garden - botanical garden on the edge of bigger, wilder park next to the golf course. The carillon concerts in summer are lovely and the Halloween pumpkin carving frenzy with following night exhibition is wonderful. Welcome green patch in the middle of the town, but as botanical... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the road there it is wide enough for cars , joggers, children, dogs and people walking. I like feeding ducks there.. I like sitting on the bench watching the beautiful lake, trees and birds.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Attended a wedding at the Botanical Garden and the grounds were beautiful. If you are looking for a peaceful outing, this is the place.

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Springfield, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Washington Park is a great place to walk, play on playgrounds, tour the botanical gardens, listen to the carillon, bike, play tennis or pickle ball, hear concerts in the summer, see weddings, feed the ducks, rest and relax and just generally enjoy the lovely location

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Southern Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We walk in Washington Park each time we come - this time for the tree colors - the roses still are in bloom. We also feed the ducks and geese.

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Burbank, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After seeing some of the areas of Springfield that are run down, it was definitely a sight for sore eyes. Gorgeous flowers and paths to walk along. It is nothing extremely spectacular but if you are in the area and like nature it's worth the visit because it's free. When we visited the inside was not opened but they seemed... More 

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Grawn, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The flower beds were beautiful. The water fountain was a little scary to look at the water. But pretty fountain.

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