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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

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900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
+1 313-821-5428
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Warm and Welcoming on a cool spring day

This pretty little conservatory is well cared for - it's history well preserved by the staff and... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
AmyLynn1980
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Pretty, but small

We visited on a Saturday in March and it was quite crowded. The building is very nicely maintained... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
cra27
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Columbus, Ohio
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900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
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+1 313-821-5428
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This pretty little conservatory is well cared for - it's history well preserved by the staff and volunteers. Home to some gorgeous plant specimens that are very carefully labelled. Felt like a tropical oasis in the middle of a chilly late winter/wary spring day! Really...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We visited on a Saturday in March and it was quite crowded. The building is very nicely maintained and I found the rock they used for the exhibits to be very interesting. It is an nice green oasis, particularly when it is winter and you...More

Thank cra27
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Easter visit today, conservatory was in very nice shape with lots of beautiful blooming flowers. At no charge it is a true bargain. Visit and make a donation to keep this place going.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite part of our trip to Belle isle, we went on a sun day so that made the conservatory even more majestic. There is plenty of parking out front and the aquarium is a quick walk next door. You do have to...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Visiting the park during the week, in March, there isn't a ton to do. The park was clean and the air was fresh and crisp. We had great views of the city skyline. The aquarium was closed, but the Conservatory was open. There is no...More

Thank mishywishy2016
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Plants are well labeled with many varieties and mature specimens. Price is free with your State Park pass. A lovely way to spend an hour or two any time of year.

Thank Dean S
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This conservatory is only a few feet from the Aquarium on Belle Isle. A neat place to go during winter in Detroit. Great fern exhibit, and like the aquarium well cared for by volunteer organizations. Belle Island is a must see in Detroit.

Thank Greg J
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a great free conservatory. This has been open since 1910 and they have some awesome plants. It is amazing that this has been in operation that long. It is well maintained and just a great time.

Thank Gregory T
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

You just can't go wrong visiting this place. Always good to get back on Belle Isle and the visit would not be complete bw/out visiting the conservatory.

Thank Howard B
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

My friend and I stopped in after visiting the Aquarium (located next door), and were glad we did. The inside is just beautiful and full of various flowers and plants. I could have easily spent a couple hours there just looking and taking photos of...More

Thank Christine G
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jstraka4
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Response from Veronica S | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking right in front of the building.
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Brandon H
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Sunny5Detroit
March 30, 2016|
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Response from MichiganMatters | Reviewed this property |
There's not an entrance fee.
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