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Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens

1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
+1 815-987-8858
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I came here with my son for a few hours before school was starting up again. We had a lot of fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sherri J
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This place takes you to the tropics!!

Nicholas Conservatory is a beautiful, warm and serene place to spend an afternoon. The gardens are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura K
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Rockford, Illinois
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Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The facility is the third largest conservatory in Illinois, offering an 11,000-square-foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting.The beauty continues outdoors with the Eclipse Lagoon, complete with two fountains, waterfalls, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the historic Sinnissippi Rose Garden. Featuring Bruce Munro: LIGHT June 3 - November 5!
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
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+1 815-987-8858
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came here with my son for a few hours before school was starting up again. We had a lot of fun looking at all the beautiful plants, flowers, birds, bees and butterflies. We were surrounded with beauty.

Thank Sherri J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nicholas Conservatory is a beautiful, warm and serene place to spend an afternoon. The gardens are always lush and green and very well tended to. There is always something new in bloom every time that I visit. The staff is great and always informative and...More

Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went during Christmas time to see the lights. It was gorgeous!! Everything was decorated so beautifully!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Nicholas Conservatory when they had the bird exhibit. The facility is beautiful and the birds were amazing. We were able to feed nectar to the birds and take pictures. It was not over crowded. After feeding the birds we were able to walk...More

Thank Meghan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place while traveling back home from our Wisconsin visit. We stumbled across this place while avoiding paying toll fees. So happy we did! Perfect place to get out of the car and relax. Walking around the outside gardens and pond area was...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit. We stopped after an event at the Coronado before we drove back to WI and we loved it! We were fortunate enough to visit when two exhibits were running simultaneously (the train and the orchid exhibits). My 4 year old...More

2  Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Warm, inviting conservatory. Multiple groups of orchids displayed around the conservatory. Especially dazzling in the dead of winter. The electric trains throughout the conservatory were a delight for kids and some adults. Nice place to visit in Rockford when it is so cold and dreary...More

Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is so relaxing!! Nice to walk and benches to sit and enjoy nature. Nice running water with a few ponds and soothing water sounds. Flowers were blooming and we were able to take some beautiful pictures and also we were able to feed...More

Thank meadowdee
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went on a holiday time visit. There were some extra exhibits at the same time like Thomas the Train tracks running through the space, which was cute. Very nice holiday decorations. It would have been very nice to visit at night when the lighted space...More

Thank JLKDix
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Very interesting A good place to visit again and again We are members Their annual special events are worth going to.

1  Thank goabc
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Hi Damion, for more information on our wedding packages you can check out our website and contact our rental manager Leslie (815-987-1670) to check the date and for any other questions you have. Thank you and... More
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