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Lincoln Park Conservatory

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Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr, At Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614-3419
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09:00 - 17:00
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A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main...

A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main Garden blooms with more than 40,000 annuals.

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Beautiful plants. Could get crowded and less enjoyable in the summer. Nice easy walk through the rooms with many different plants and flowers to view.

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Sharon G
Sullivan, Indiana
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Sullivan, Indiana
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Beautiful plants. Could get crowded and less enjoyable in the summer. Nice easy walk through the rooms with many different plants and flowers to view.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Visited with a friend on April 22. If you love plants, GO HERE! There is a lovely orchid room and some amazing carnivorous plants. We learned about orchids from a sweet volunteer docent. Vanilla comes from an orchid! This is a beautiful place with amazing plants, and it is free to get in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Where does chocolate come from? The cacao tree, explained Diana S., our volunteer tour guide. She pointed out the coco pods during an informative, entertaining walk-through of the Palm house. In the fern room, she introduced us to cycads -- plants that date back hundreds of millions of years. The highlight was the orchid room, with hundreds of colorful flowers.... More 

Thank Brent45
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to visit during bad weather conditions or to relax. Orchid room is amazing - it smells and looks really wonderful. There are many plants which are rather rare to meet in natural environment - for instance I had opportunity to see cocoa or curry for the first time. Big advantage of this place is that, it's... More 

Thank Michał G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip here and loved the spring flower display. Bonus-it's FREE We spent about an hour here. Plenty of volunteers available to answer questions as well. Bring your camera.

Thank Rtgill
Cranston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Conservatory is free and is located right next to the Lincoln Park Zoo. It consists of different rooms. The Palm House has many different kinds of palms (some were gigantic! There are also food plants - like coffee. The other rooms were : the Fern Room, the Orchid House, and the Show House. The flowers in the very large... More 

Thank flehrer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of horticultural things, this is a must see. The orchid area is very nice. Being a fan of the orchid, I highly recommend this conservatory as having a fine display. Photographers bring an extra battery or film, if you are old school...

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to get out of the cold and rain, just north of the zoo. It is peaceful and beautiful and it smells good. There is also a public restroom. Free.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we also joke that we are going to the jungle when we come here in the winter. It is normally snowing or blowing outside, but nice and toasty inside. The plants are beautiful, and something is always blooming. The various parts of the jungle as we call it has different types of plants, there are sometimes talks about the plants... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun free activity. Right by the zoo, so you can walk through here, check out the plants, and then go right into the zoo near the African animal display.

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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