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“in need of repairs”

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #37 of 438 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.
Atlanta, GA
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197 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“in need of repairs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

The conservatory is the high-point of Volunteer Park and has been a drawing card for the park since around 1915. It contains some striking displays of plant-life but the building is showing its age and needs repairs. The conservatory is separated into four or five distinct climate sections so you can see cacti as well as jungle flowers. There is no cost to go in. Berkeley78

Visited October 2011
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Sooke, Canada
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98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“hidden treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

The old water tower is a must see and climb up the inside stairs to the fantastic view that is
at the top! You can see all of downtown Seattle, Space Needle, and Puget Sound. There is a
360 degree viewing that is breath taking. There are two sets of stairs, and I took one up and
the second one down. The park was built by volunteers and is dedicated to them. It has trails and paths for running/walking. Also in the park is the Oriental museum, housing art,
and sculptures of Oriental background. The museum is the only attraction at the park that
charges admission, but if you luck out like I did, you go on a free day and it does not cost.

Visited September 2011
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United States
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131 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great place for cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

We visited this area and stumbled across the Conservatory by accident. It's a nice place and they have a donation box. We were definitely on a low budget, riding the bus here and all, but put in a little bit. If you're in the area definitely a nice stop. Don't know that I'd come all the way up here just for this though. (We visited here 3/2010, actually.)

Visited March 2011
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wa.
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great free attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited May 2011
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great and Free!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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