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Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #40 of 440 things to do in Seattle
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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.
Burbank, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice visit”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This park houses the conservatory with pretty flowers. Small but very nicely done. Observatory tower was unique, can climb the stairs to go to the top. The park is relaxing place.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Small and beautiful”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

The seasonal gallery is spectacular. I would like to see it in every season. The structure, itself, is quite lovely.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Classic conservatory in a park setting”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Always a must-see when visiting Volunteer park (along with the view from the water tower and the Seattle Asian Art Museum.)

Great selection of tropical plants, including orchids; succulents and cacti; and seasonal color in a vintage 'crystal palace' setting. Free admission, but donations are greatfully accepted. Nice gift shop.

Visited April 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“Victorian era in modern time”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Sandwiched between Volunteer Park (acquired in 1876 for $2,000) and 140-year-old Lake View Cemetery, Volunteer Park Conservatory celebrated its Centennial Anniversary in August 2012, according to www.VolunteerParkConservatory.org. Avoid the greenhouse during summer afternoons, but an early morning visit takes you to pseudo tropical rain forests and arid cactus displays. It's a botanical worldwide experience. Getting there: I took the eastbound #11 bus on Pike Street at Fourth Avenue. Though a map indicates the Conservatory is near Fifteenth Avenue, don't assume it's a short distance from the avenues Downtown. Avenue numbers were designated more than a century ago, when only main roads led into town, thus the Conservatory is a 26-minute bus ride from Pike Place Market. Enjoy it this year, several websites indicate the Conservatory may close in 2013.

Visited August 2012
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MA
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We didn't get to stay as long as we'd like, since it closed at 4pm and we got there at 3:45pm. But they stayed open 15 mins. longer so that we could look around. Also, while at Volunteer Park be sure to find the water tower observatory - nice views. Beware there are about 108 stairs to climb, but it's worth it.

Visited September 2012
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