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“Amazing botanical garden, a must see for young and old”

Phipps Conservatory
Ranked #2 of 166 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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228 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amazing botanical garden, a must see for young and old”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Went during an in between time according to staff, between the fall and winter shows. They were actually assembling the Christmas show and it was obvious how the plants were going to evolve into an explosion of color in a couple weeks. Amazing post Victorian structure. I remember going there as a kid and my sense of wonder is no less now than ever.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The conservatory was absolutely beautiful! Each room had a different theme from deserts, Japanese gardens and a room with Orchids. This was a great way to spend an afternoon and just a bus ride away from downtown Pittsburgh near Carnegie Mellon university.

Visited July 2012
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千葉県
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291 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Many attractions inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

There are a lot of attractions for kids inside - fountain, small water pool, place to play house.
There is a cafe on 1st floor.
There are many Asian plants inside. Those might be precious for American people. But for me, Japanese, I can see those plants near my home town and those are not so precious.

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Does not matter whether you like botanical gardens/conservatories you will find this place amazing and way out of ordinary. The exhibitions are very diverse and are done with a great taste of style. One of the best conservatories in the country and, probably, the top attraction in Pittsburgh.

Visited November 2012
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Columbus
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Totally enjoyed this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Wide variety of plant life including tropical and cactus. Free parking and close to main museums. Toured out in about two hours. Displays changed with seasons.

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