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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
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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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Garfield Park Conservatory

Well worth the visit for all you exotic plant lovers out there. There are many varieties of plants. The zoo is also there. Plan to spend at least half a day there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sugarcube118
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Dix Hills, New York
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Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit for all you exotic plant lovers out there. There are many varieties of plants. The zoo is also there. Plan to spend at least half a day there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This conservatory was really neat. At first the kids were not wanting to go but once they entered into the conservatory they didn't want to leave. It was nice to learn about the plants and see the dancing water fountains throughout the conservatory.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend & I were visiting my family in Chicago on the coldest day of my lifetime and my uncle recommended we visit Garfield Park Conservatory for an hour. Four hours later, I was bummed to leave but my friend was starving. We went on a tour led by a volunteer. He told us what we could touch and what... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a (usually) free attraction that is a very short walk from the Chicago Transit Authority's Green Line train. It has eight indoor landscaped rooms with plants from all over the world and several outdoor spaces that may contain contemporary sculptures. It even has a botanically themed kids area that will keep very little kids wanting... More 

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Thank Chuck A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Loved this place. it's only a "green line" subway ride away and it drops you right in front of the Conservatory and it's Free (only a donation if you choose which after you see this place you will gladly give a donation). We visited on a Friday morning right when they opened at 9:00 a.m. We had the entire... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must when visiting Chicago. Very well taken care of by caring staff. You can really tell that they take pride in their jobs.

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Thank Bob F
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Garfield Park Conservatory is an under-appreciated treasure in the city. It is well-maintained, educational and an oasis that is worth going a little out of one's way for. And best of all it is free (there is a donation box at the entrance).

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place with beautiful views and very family-friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free attraction close to the Chicago Zoo. It looks small from outside, but quite big actually congaing a collection of extensive variety of exotic plants. This conservatory, quite and maintained impeccably was a number 1 attraction for me as I myself is a Gardner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a 'L" green line down to Conservatory. It is like 3 minutes walk from the train station. I enjoy both the Conservatory and the outside garden. Beautiful !

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