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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone Number:
+1 312-746-5100
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Beautiful Conservatory

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. The gardens are huge and have many different climates. Entry is free (a donation is suggested), as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. The gardens are huge and have many different climates. Entry is free (a donation is suggested), as is parking. It is easily accessible by public transit and definitely worth a visit, especially during the cold days of winter!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the short trip outside of the city proper. Absolutely spectacular. Room upon room of glorious plants and their friendly caretakers. Free with suggested donation.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christmas trees hanging from the ceiling. Hundreds of poinsettias in every color imaginable displayed. Multiple rooms with meticulous displays of thousands of plants. Don't miss the Chuhuily display in the koi pond. Free admission. L train stop is very close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The conservatory is an excellent place to visit and take n the beauty that is everywhere you look. The diversity of the plants and trees is amazing. The kids garden is a wonderful place for kids to run around and learn about plants. I have taken my kids here many times and we enjoy each visit.

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Barboursville, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to take a deep breath. Lush, calming, and so many different things to see. A good place for a break from the hustle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garfield Park Conservatory is gorgeous year round. It's a great escape (with free parking and nearby public transportation) from the cold winter and a fun trip in the warmer months. The desert room is my favorite, but I love it all. They have seasonal exhibits, so there's something new almost every time you go.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place, will be back! Beautiful gardens, quiet relaxing atmosphere. The best Conservatory I ever seen. Highly recommended!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garfield park conservatory is the perfect outing needed with family and friends. Free parking and free entry makes it even better. The winter blues go away inside as greenery is everywhere. The holiday room was a bit of a fantasy room with Christmas trees dangling from the ceiling. I would have liked to come near the evening to see all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Christmas trees and plants were beautiful. Just the smell of fresh evergreen as you enter the room makes the trip worthwhile. The other rooms are also enjoyable to wander through.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Garfield Park Conservatory is truly an amazing place to visit! While most people are familiar with the Lincoln Park Conservatory, this one is much larger and features more rooms. It is located within walking distance of the CTA Green Line. While it may not be located downtown or on the north side, it is definitely a great place to... More 

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