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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone Number: 312 746 5100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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It looks small from the outside, but is surprisingly large and has wonderful plants from all around the world. Definitely recommend. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here. Note... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It looks small from the outside, but is surprisingly large and has wonderful plants from all around the world. Definitely recommend. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here. Note that it is very warm inside.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is considered one of the finest conservatories in the country, and well worth a "green" visit. Filled with all kinds of growing things, well diversified, and really interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent a couple hours here one Sunday afternoon. There is parking, which is nice since it's in the city. It isn't huge, but it is lovely and worth a stop.

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Thank susan c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, this is one beautiful space! Really enjoyed an afternoon strolling through these beautifully maintained gardens. Don't forget to donate to keep the park running!

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Waynesboro, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the day, the only thing is local schools do field trips during the day so you may want to go later in the day if school is in. You must visit this place as it has a lot to offer. I live in a place where we have 4 seasons and I was so impressed at the... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot but well worth the visit especially if you enjoy plants and nature. Again yo have to be able to park!

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Thank Edie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Conservatory on a rainy weekday afternoon. It was an easy walk from the EL and it is just a delightful oasis in the city. Will be back!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew this was here, but never visited until now. I've visited a lot of gardens and conservatories in the U.S. and Europe (my wife's interest, not mine), but this was a gem. Empty in the summer without school kids, lush, quiet and inventive. We met several Chicago Park District employees who were friendly, informative and clearly excited and proud... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours in the Garfield Park Conservatory after giving up on finding reasonable parking and being fed up by the crowds at the downtown museum complex. Wonderful break from the city bustle. Extensive variety of exotic plants, maintained impeccably. The grounds are best enjoyed on a clear day, but there's a lot to see in the conservatory... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my Mothers favorite spots in Chicago so while I was in town she was sure to drag me here. I enjoyed how quite it was and was not overrun with tourists. It is so beautiful and their is so much diversity in the plant life. The coolest thing I saw was in the Gravel Garden outside... More 

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