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“If you like flowers, well worth a visit”

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #40 of 440 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.
Seattle
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If you like flowers, well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The coonservatory is in a beautiful historic glass hot house. There is a good variety of plants including a cactus garden, lots of orchids and other lush and colorful plants.

Visited April 2014
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Shoreline
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688 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Modest in Size Set in a Great Park”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Volunteer Park was designed by Olmsted (same guy who did Central Park in NY), and it shows. It's a lovely spot, with the two crowning gems being the conservatory and the water tower. Visit both.

Visited September 2013
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Kansas City
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Flowers, greenery, etrc”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We walked (hiked) from an apartment about 8 blocks away. When we arrived at the Conservatory, we were treated to quite a show of plants one would not expect to see along the West Coast.
Great show, folks.

Visited May 2013
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Seattle
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Volunteer Park”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go here and walk up 108 steps in the water town for a awesome 360 degree view of the city and mountains -- and it's FREE!

Visited March 2014
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seattle
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121 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“One of the best view of Seattle”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The water tower in Volunteer Park is one of the best views of the expanse of Seattle, and one of the best photo ops, by far The water tower requires a hike up what seems like 5 flights of stairs, as you're walking up steep stairs that wind around the water tank to get to the top. Once you get there, it's amazing. You can even see Bellevue, a part of Seattle, but about 10 miles away. The big black sculpture in front of the Asian Museum is the best photo op in Seattle. If you stand to the side, and get someone to take the pic that center the view of the Space Needle through the center of the Sculpture, you can get some very memorable photos. The Conservatory is also very nice with a tropical area, including orchids and usually an 'in season' area. The Asian museum is very beautiful, but otherwise there is no fee for parking, no entrance fee to any thing else.

Visited January 2014
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