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Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden

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Address: 2505 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46203-4279
Phone Number: 317-327-7183
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So many memories!

It has always been beautiful and just neat place to take a walk; alone, as a couple or with the kids. Or in our place, with the grandkids now.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Whiteland, Indiana
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Whiteland, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has always been beautiful and just neat place to take a walk; alone, as a couple or with the kids. Or in our place, with the grandkids now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've lived in Indy all my life and this is MY park! The sunken gardens have recently been renovated and are absolutely beautiful, and FREE! The amphitheater holds a variety of concerts throughout the summer. For nature lovers, walk through the park and find the wide variety of trees planted there. If you get too hot, take a swim in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the early spring and the fall. Not many flowers in bloom. Disappointing for a flower lover. The children's garden is a good idea.

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Thank Mauiblues16
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the gardens and the conservatory but I was spoiled by Como Park in St. Paul. That one is HUGE and I am afraid I was expecting a little more

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Thank Robin L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty park and garden nestled close to downtown Indy. You wouldn't expect this hidden gem to be so close to downtown Indianapolis! There is a lot to do here. There is a community center with many family related activities, rental shelters for family gatherings, gardens, walking paths and a botanical garden you can wander through for a small $2 fee.... More 

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Thank Mary T
indianapolis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic park on near southside of Indy. Lovely sunken garden provides scenic stroll with beautiful fountains that are lit with color changing lights. A favorite place for Indy southsiders for many years.

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Thank Kaye N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Garfield Park is one of the nicest parks in indianapolis. It sits on the south side of downtown Indy and just a few minutes from historic Fountain Square. The park host the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra ( Symphony in the Park ). Garfield also host the boys and girls club and has a great pool and water slide. The Conservatory has... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I've lived in Indianapolis for 8 years and just now made it to the conservatory at Garfield Park for the first time. It popped up a lot when I was searching for local wedding venues but I never looked into it. When looking for indoor activities around the city on a recent rainy day it came up again and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been to larger botanical gardens and I dare say this was just as impressive even though smaller.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The conservatory is a nice, but small, hot house with a reasonable collection of plants. If you've been to bigger botanical gardens, then you will not be impressed. Nonetheless, it is pretty and not necessarily expected in Indianapolis. The Sunken Gardens were in need of work. Perhaps I was there too early in the season, but they were a bit... More 

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