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“Butterfly Lover and Gluten Free”

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 151 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Columbia, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Butterfly Lover and Gluten Free”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited with a friend who loves outdoor plants but not butterflies...it was a compromise. In any event, this is a wondeful conservatory. The layout and variety of exhibits are a joy! The butterfly area reminded me of Butterfly World in Florida. Butterflies are released twice a day, not as many as I thought, but exciting nonetheless. A real bonus for those needing gluten free choices is the restaurant. The choices and gluten free bread for sandwiches are wonderful!

Visited August 2014
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Hartville, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Visit with friends”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed the entire experience at the Gardens. The glass blowing demonstration was especially good. The butterfly exhibit was also worthwhile. The butterfly's were beautiful.

Visited August 2014
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Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The colors and art just wonderful.”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The butterfly exhibit just lovely. The glass blowing was phenomenal. The grounds of the conservatory were very well maintained. Staff was helpful smart and very knowledge.

Visited August 2014
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Painesville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely, Fragrant, Great Photo Ops”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The butterfly conservatory was bright, vibrant, and a breath of fresh air. Many different butterflies to see! My wife and I were surprised to find the fruit they grow in the butterfly conservatory actually serves as the butterflies food, we've never seen that at any other butterfly conservatory. The artwork was AMAZING - all fashioned by Chihuly, a world-reknown blown-glass artist. It definitely adds a lot of character to all the different gardens. The gardens outside are meticulously attended to. The community garden is large and encompassing, tons of fresh goodies waiting for the community :) My wife and I took a walk through the outside gardens and took a lot of pictures, they even have quaint rolling waterfalls, great for photo-ops. Would definitely go back to walk through the gardens if we were in the area again.
Outside garden areas are free and expansive. Conservatory cost $12 per adult.

Visited August 2014
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Granville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“An Evening of Great Music”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Pro Musica series held at the Franklin Park Conservatory was a great evening out. The weather was perfect and the lighting of the conservatory after dark is a great feature especially if you can capture a full moon. The FPC offer year round events and is well worth the visit any time of the year.

Visited August 2014
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