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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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I was here for a friend's wedding. Though the wedding ceremony was outside and at night, you could tell right away that the place was absolutely gorgeous. When we went inside for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 23, 2015
Luke Z

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

I was here for a friend's wedding. Though the wedding ceremony was outside and at night, you could tell right away that the place was absolutely gorgeous. When we went inside for the reception, you could truly tell how beautiful the place was. I was very impressed with the set up and the service, everyone was friendly and the Conservatory... More 

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

This place is gorgeous, the lights for the Holidays are beautifully done. I can't wait to return in the summer to see the outside gardens. Such a beautiful place.

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Sonoma, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great Christmas decorations and Goodwill bell choir performance, Santa and Reindeer! It was a huge success! Thank you for such a well run and cared for facility!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

The park it is located in has lovely gardens too and is a worthy walk. Now having said that note the time of year you go it has revolving exhibits. I love the butterfly's myself. A beautiful experience!

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New Albany, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

My husband and I have a membership and go to Franklin Park Conservatory every couple of months. The displays change with the seasons and the permanent displays i.e. palm house etc. are always just lovely - especially nice to visit in January and February to get a tropical feel without flying somewhere. We have eaten at the cafe and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

Wonderful conservatory and botanical garden any time of year. But, especially nice at Christmas time. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Interesting, educational and beautiful. The Conservatory has multiple indoor biomes that feature different areas and plants such as desert and rain forest. December is a riot of color with holiday season plants. During spring and summer, the butterfly habitat is a favorite for all ages. We have enjoyed the Conservatory with both our children and our grandchildren and it can... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Conservatory offers indoor and outdoor exhibits and is great for kids. inside you'll wand through biomes with plants and outdoor exhibits use landscape sculpture for more eye candy. Orchids, Bonsai and the Gift shop has great stuff for garden lovers. Outside, kids can roam the learning gardens, there is an antiquated playground with mini train, and a nice duck... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

I recently took two culinary classes at the Franklin Park Conservatory--Hot Soup, Cold Nights and Superfoods. Both classes were so well put together and helpful. They were both demonstration classes instead of participation classes, but that made them a bit more reasonably priced as well. We learned how to make three soups in the first class, and we learned how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Small, but a great place in Columbus to enjoy nature, to relax and get great pictures. Autumn may be the nicest season to visit it.

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