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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Just a short trip from Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1169
+1 847-835-5440
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been to the Botanic Garden many times over the years, but always in the spring or summer. This was my first "fall" visit and it is just as lovely, just in a different way. It was interesting to see the many, many volunteers doing...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good for walking, great when the have exhibits, pleasant restaurant and places for picnics. Nice at all times of the year. Don't miss the annual orchid show. It is a great winter event.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a long walk in this beautiful and well maintained garden and enjoyed every second. I will never forget the Sensory garden and the Spider island! If you can choose pick a day when parking fee is less.

Thank S-Kresz
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Chicago landmark is worth a special trip. Impressively large, beautifully maintained and comprehensive in its presentation. Set aside several hours to roam around these lovely grounds

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit. Took the tram tour that goes around the property in a big loop for an overview, then walked the grounds. Loved the train exhibit, felt like a little kid, and can't wait to take my grandchildren. Am eager to return often and see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous gem on the North Shore of Chicago. Indoor, there are lovely venues with climate control. The art and vistas make for a wonderful space. The service was excellent. But, my one complaint, and it's pretty big, is if it's hot and...More

Thank greengirl68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, Illinois, a north suburb of Chicago, it is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Dear Friend and I would go to the Botanic Garden just to walk, talk, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery It's a wonderful place to visit. The flowers, the special gardens etc. offer such solace. .

Thank MsHoney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in the western suburbs and finally just made our way to the CBG in August! I wasn't sure what to expect or how different it would be since we are Morton Arboretum members, and frequent Cantigny in Wheaton. First, we were there almost...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wolkig without hurry and enjoy the atmosphere in the garden was our interesting idea. Unfortunately we were here at the beginning of May and some areas was still “sleeping” we were fascinated Japan garden and botanic glasshouses with cactus garden. Nice place for relax and...More

Thank Pavel Z
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Maggie P
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Sashamcg | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the gardens is free. They do have a couple of exhibits you have to pay extra for if you want and a tram ride that is extra as well. But you certainly don't have to pay to go to those if you do not want to... More
April 22, 2018|
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Response from eoriginal | Reviewed this property |
Suggest checking their website.
Carole S S
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Cheri V | Property representative |
Buy your parking in advance for faster entry. $25 per car on weekdays; $30 per car on weekends and federal holidays (includes tax) $10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays (age 62+, includes tax) $30 per van (includes tax) $65... More