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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
Phone Number: +1 312-746-5100
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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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great for learning experience

great learning experience for adults and youths. also there is activities for children. however, people in the gift shop are really rude. also the place is free for everyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Abla Z
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great learning experience for adults and youths. also there is activities for children. however, people in the gift shop are really rude. also the place is free for everyone.

Thank Abla Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the winter it is a tropical escape filled with so many holiday events. In the summer the outdoor gardens are beyond beautiful, filled with color and life.

Thank Kat T
Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit out of the way, but the train station is right there. Otherwise, take a Lyft out to it! Very nice conservatory with an absolutely breathtaking fern, early landscape room

1 Thank froghop96
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Very nice place to walk through, with gorgeous plants and flowers and a nice warm place to escape the cool wind outside. The succulent / cactus collection is pretty impressive. Otherwise, just your basic tropical green flower house in the city.

1 Thank Ryan K
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a nice place among Chicago's several conservatories and costs nothing; we go there on those days when there's nothing much else to do. Many plants, palms, flowers, etc., and we locals visit it ourselves by car 1-2x annually. I say "by car" because we drive there and would never ride the Lake Street "El" because it's for bums--flat-out... More 

Thank footsore2
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Check out the outside behind the greenhouses. There are lily ponds & different other flowers to see.

Thank Deb873
River Forest, Illoinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Garfield Park Conservatory is a world class botanical garden, with very well presented exhibitions and a great range of flora. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank Henry F
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a must visit for locals and tourists alike. A true haven and escape in an oft "concrete" world, this conservatory has a Palm room, a desert, an aroid room, a place for kids to play and the famed Fern room.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Not that many flowers to see at this time of the year. But still i had a great time! In my opinion, fern room and the children's garden are the best!

Thank Lin L
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Wonderful place to visit year round but especially in winter when the cold and gray has gotten you down. Gorgeous plant life in diverse gardens, and FREE!

Thank armadillorodeo

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