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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

Address: 2500 South Eleventh Street, P.O. Box 5052, Springfield, IL 62705
Phone Number: 217-544-1751
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Ranked #15 of 67 things to do in Springfield
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Garden consisting of 9,000 square feet of greenhouse area and a conservatory featuring more than...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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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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Monroe, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Took our girl scout group here to burn off steam after driving for six hours. Kids loved the play area and had a great time running around. They enjoyed making sand castles in the sand box. Area had both portable potties and on site bathrooms located near park. Had a good amount of picnic tables near the play area and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We rented the Exhibition Hall at the Botanical Gardens as the setting for our wedding and reception. We couldn't have been more pleased. The price was very reasonable, and the room is lovely with views of the Botanical Gardens in the background. Alexa and her staff were exceptionally helpful and patient. Besides a good selection of chairs and tables to... More 

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Missouri
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34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While the flower beds were nicely done, there was no staff in evidence to answer questions, give guidance, etc. even though the main building was open and it was during scheduled hours. Nice quiet spot to relax.

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Washington Park is a lovely swath of green on the west side of Springfield. The gardens are beautiful, with several pieces of sculpture and outbuildings providing contrast to the plantings. Nestled in Washington Park, the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon was a lovely point of interest during our time in Springfield. We were there on a Sunday, so we toured the... More 

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