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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Phone Number: +1 312-746-5100
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed 09:00 - 20:00
Thu - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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great for learning experience

great learning experience for adults and youths. also there is activities for children. however, people in the gift shop are really rude. also the place is free for everyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Abla Z
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great learning experience for adults and youths. also there is activities for children. however, people in the gift shop are really rude. also the place is free for everyone.

Thank Abla Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the winter it is a tropical escape filled with so many holiday events. In the summer the outdoor gardens are beyond beautiful, filled with color and life.

Thank Kat T
Pataskala, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit out of the way, but the train station is right there. Otherwise, take a Lyft out to it! Very nice conservatory with an absolutely breathtaking fern, early landscape room

1 Thank froghop96
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice place to walk through, with gorgeous plants and flowers and a nice warm place to escape the cool wind outside. The succulent / cactus collection is pretty impressive. Otherwise, just your basic tropical green flower house in the city.

1 Thank Ryan K
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a nice place among Chicago's several conservatories and costs nothing; we go there on those days when there's nothing much else to do. Many plants, palms, flowers, etc., and we locals visit it ourselves by car 1-2x annually. I say "by car" because we drive there and would never ride the Lake Street "El" because it's for bums--flat-out... More 

Thank footsore2
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Check out the outside behind the greenhouses. There are lily ponds & different other flowers to see.

Thank Deb873
River Forest, Illoinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Garfield Park Conservatory is a world class botanical garden, with very well presented exhibitions and a great range of flora. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank Henry F
Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a must visit for locals and tourists alike. A true haven and escape in an oft "concrete" world, this conservatory has a Palm room, a desert, an aroid room, a place for kids to play and the famed Fern room.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Not that many flowers to see at this time of the year. But still i had a great time! In my opinion, fern room and the children's garden are the best!

Thank Lin L
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wonderful place to visit year round but especially in winter when the cold and gray has gotten you down. Gorgeous plant life in diverse gardens, and FREE!

Thank armadillorodeo

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