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Lincoln Park Conservatory

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Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr, At Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 312 742 7736
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main...

A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main Garden blooms with more than 40,000 annuals.

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Amazing collection of plant species - truly eye-opening!

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) visited the Lincoln Park and stopped by the Conservatory. We wish we had more time. From outside the Conservatory does not seem to be very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) visited the Lincoln Park and stopped by the Conservatory. We wish we had more time. From outside the Conservatory does not seem to be very big. Once you are win, however, the space seems endless probably because of the very well-planned layout and the great variety of plant species - everyone... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a detour to the Conservatory while visiting the zoo. I was impressed with the plants and all the rooms. There were rooms for tropcial fruits, ferns, orchids and other flowers. We spent about 20 mins walking through then it was back to the zoo. It's worth a stop and it's free.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The warm tropical setting is most appreciated when it is the middle of winter in Chicago. It is a great warm up and feels great to get away to the tropics even if it is just for an hour!

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Woodburn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So enjoyed the conservatory. The plant specimens were amazing and the garden rooms were laid out beautifully. I was there in May on a beautiful Chicago day so it felt a little warm inside. Would love to go agin in the Fall or Winter so I could stay inside a little longer.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

free...great walk around to see different plant life. we stopped after seeing the Lincoln park zoo. Helped to cool down a bit.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I really enjoyed this greenhouse. We loved seeing all the beautiful plants, finding all the toy dinosaurs hiding in the fern room, and following all the "look" signs to find interesting surprises. This is just a really nice, short escape from the city at any time of year.

1 Thank AABerry
New Paltz, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small botanical garden. It is free and next to the zoo. Not worth a trip by itself but don't miss it if you are already comming for the zoo and the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their Winter flower and train show is exquisite and wonderful for small children that love seeing model trains. Their staff is well informed and can tell you about the building and plants but don't consider touch anything or breaking any sort of rules as they are generally very grumpy.

1 Thank Christa R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely time here. The volunteers were very helpful and friendly, they taught us some new things about the plants there; which were beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is utterly my favorite place of all. It's so beauitiful. We learned so much from the woman who walked with us and explained things to the children and to us. There are the most beautiful orchids here and I learned about vanilla beans and coffee. Who could ask for more?

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.