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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Address: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1169
Phone Number: 847 835 5440
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

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Wonderful Space

It's the greatest park to visit and unwind. Walk the peaceful paths, listen to the sounds of nature. Visit the exhibits and don't miss Halloween!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Artur A
Chicago, United States
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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the greatest park to visit and unwind. Walk the peaceful paths, listen to the sounds of nature. Visit the exhibits and don't miss Halloween!

Thank Artur A
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

let's calm ourselves come out of the routines and feel accomplished while walking besides beauty of the nature nurtured everyday to bring satisfaction & love for the habitat around us

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No matter what season, the Botanic Garden delights visitors. Young and old, there is always something to learn, investigate or admire. The beautiful setting and interesting displays make it a destination any time of year.

Thank Cesilie P
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for a fun family, couple or friends excursion. The garden changes with the seasons so it is alway different than the last visit.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a member. They have many events and concerts. There are always surprises and the botanists there sure know what they are doing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Botanical Garden offers an amazing opportunity for learning, strolling, relaxing, smelling and generally enjoying an immense variety of plants. Something for everyone... wild, formal, sensory, and vegetable gardens abound. Just take your time, walk slowly and enjoy. Well worth the short trip up north.

Thank Richard H
Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't been here in many years and walking around made me feel guilty. It's so beautiful and we'll maintained that it's a crime I don't go more often.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the great places to visit in the United States. You must spend at least half of a day w/good walking shoes to enjoy this wonderful garden. If you are in this area, try your best to take in this great asset. If you do not have half of a day, take a tram ride. You can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time wandering around the gardens. We were unable to stay for as long as we wanted because it was to cold for us in June but they were so gracious and gave us tickets to come back another day. The gardens were stunning and I think we could have spent a few more hours there had... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 6 went on a visit with friends to the gardens. It is stunning. The gardens are HUGE! So much to explore! I enjoyed the lake area and the fruit, berry & veggie gardens. The bee exhibit is very cool also! They were still pollinating in October. There is also a cafe and gift shop. However; it cost... More 

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