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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
Phone Number: 312 746 5100
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a beautiful place

I stopped in after walking around the zoo, and this was a welcome relief from the heat and sun. The specimens are well cared for and very beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Newton Falls, Ohio
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Newton Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped in after walking around the zoo, and this was a welcome relief from the heat and sun. The specimens are well cared for and very beautiful.

Thank lifeartist59
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another of the free wonders of Chicago. Taking the green line west of downtown, it can be seen from the train station. It opens at 9am and it well worth the time it takes to wander it. They have wonderful specimens and the whole glass house is well kept up. The staff takes excellent care of the plants... More 

Thank jehenson81
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had never heard of this place before. Went on a Saturday morning. Not many people there. Beautiful cityspace and lovely lily pad pool.

1 Thank Christine M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting here for many years. My Mother took us all here, back in the 1950's; teling my Sister, Brother, and I how she used to race in the seven day bicycle races, formerly held here when she was a teen ager. That was old school, (that now is interesting as I've become a Grandfather)! Over the years, we've... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took us under 2 hours to see the Garfield park conservatory. This is a gem that is a short walk from the greenling el train. The attraction does not charge an admission, but they have a spot for monetary donations. Great plants to see and touch inside and outside. This was a great a couple of hours. We travel... More 

1 Thank K F
Boise ID
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to spend time here midway through our zoo trips. It is soothing and beautiful , and inspires gardeners to try new things! Did I mention it was Free?

Thank JudyfromBoise
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need to escape from big city bustle or the weather (either hot or cold), this is where you may want to head. Thousands of plants are waiting for you to enjoy. Special added attraction: ask for a docent to give you a tour of the conservatory. Wow, what a difference that makes!

Thank Madeline103119148
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to wander, including both indoor and outdoor gardens and plantings. Place is well maintained and includes plants from around the world.

Thank Todd J
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Conservatory was not on my short list of Chicago attractions but my 17 year old daughter felt we should check it out. She was right. First it's one of the few attractions in town that do not charge for admission, you can choose to make a contribution if you like. It's defiantly stepping into another world, who knew there... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the conservatory while taking the train out to Oak Park, decided to stop on the way back into Chicago. What a nice way to while away an hour. Gardens are remarkable. Staff is very friendly and once you begin to chat they point out all sorts of neat little finds on the plants. Another gleaming gem in a city... More 

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