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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
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+1 614-715-8000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical...

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages.

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Went during February, and thought there was not going to be much to see - wrong! The indoor displays were amazing! There was a special orchid exhibit, and they have an entire... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Midway, Georgia
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Midway, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went during February, and thought there was not going to be much to see - wrong! The indoor displays were amazing! There was a special orchid exhibit, and they have an entire calendar of different exhibits coming. The Chihuly artwork is breathtaking. Admission is $14 for adults and totally worth it. I went solo and spent about 3 hours there.... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our two grandkids with us for a morning visit. Outside it was rather brown (after all -- it is February), but inside was a lovely building filled with gorgeous flowers & displays. Cost is pretty reasonable ($7 for kids, $14 for adults, $11 for seniors & plenty of free parking). The children enjoyed looking at all the plants... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Franklin Park Conservatory is one incredible museum of living plants & the amazing works of Glass Artist Dale Chihuly! Not to mention the special & seasonal exhibitions. There is something for all to enjoy at the conservatory from classes, workshops, glass blowing, crafts, butterflies, plants, flowers, coy, trains, talking birds, and a delicious cafe. Whether you are visiting Columbus... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Conservatory always holds exhibits and activities. Butterfly show, Chihuly glass, cooking classes, etc. The Annual Asian Festival is the largest in the country. It is a must see event.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Even during their construction, the place still looks so beautiful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always something new to do or see - even when there isn't a special exhibit. I have been to the conservatory just to view what is on display but I have also been there for organized activities of many kinds. The catering is very good!!

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to spend an afternoon The plants and flowers were great. Very cool butterfly area and when we visited there was an art collection display also

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great place to take children of all ages. There is always something to do and something new to learn

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for walks with children and dogs. Beautiful location and well maintained. Conservatory costs money but worth it if you have the time. Consider a membership if you can go often.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn't bad, but it didn't blow me away either. I would say just average. I had high expectations and was slightly disappointed. It still wasn't bad tho

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