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“Great free attraction”

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #46 of 462 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House.
Reviewed May 5, 2011

The conservatory was so very beautiful - we climbed the water tower for the view, good excercise and good view. The koi ponds were nice. Didn't go to the Asian art Museum ( no time) nice palce to spen the afternoon

1  Thank beckyjo77
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

There are absolutely beautiful flowers here and you can't beat the price. There is a donation box at the front and I think it's only fair to donate a little bit if you are going to enjoy the conservancy.

1  Thank divingprincesse
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Reviewed March 14, 2010

This place is great. If you enjoy exotic flowers and plants, you need to check this place out. It's located in Volunteer park which is a very pretty place in it's own right. The Seattle Asian Art museum is located nearby as well (but we didn't go there) . Nice photo opp with the space needle in the background (see my photos) Donations are accepted but not required to enter conservatory. A great place to check out on a rainy day too! See my photos!

1  Thank bartolino
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Reviewed June 27, 2009

Great park, but the water tower is the selling point. In the middle of the park, which is on a high point in Seattle, there is an old water tower. The tower has a internal staircase that is open and free to climb. It provided beautiful (safe) views of the city and ALL the surrounding mountains, including the cascades and Rainier. This view looks down on the Spaceneedle and it's free. So go here and save the cash.

5  Thank travel84848
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Reviewed June 16, 2009

Located in the immense Volunteer Park at 1400 E. Galer Street

The 45 acre area was designated as a park in 1878, and called City Park. It was later changed to Volunteer Park to honor those who fought in the Spanish-American War.

The conservatory opened in 1912, and includes five houses: Bromeliad, Palm, Fern, Cactus and the Seasonal Display. The houses are all connected and you can easily see the over-sized greenhouse in about an hour.

This attraction asks for donations.

1  Thank thelostbackpack
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