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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Beautiful Oasis

Great way to spend 30-60 minutes on an afternoon. Beautiful and free! Incredible collection of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cedar Falls, Iowa
via mobile
Excellent, free, located right on the train line (the L)

We LOVED our visit on a cold day! This is a very large conservatory with about 2 indoor acres of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great way to spend 30-60 minutes on an afternoon. Beautiful and free! Incredible collection of amazing plants. Really builds appreciation of horticulture. Neighborhood is super sketchy, so only go in solid daytime.

Thank kna717
Reviewed 5 days ago

We LOVED our visit on a cold day! This is a very large conservatory with about 2 indoor acres of plantings and water features to enjoy in the winter. The facility is free with a donation box, includes a children's garden area and a modest...More

Thank Catrissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so taken aback by Garfield Park. The conservatory is gorgeous and has a great playground for kids to run around during winter.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a fantastic place to visit, and there is no entrance fee! They suggest a donation, and that is tax deductible The green houses are absolutely beautiful and the holiday exhibit is unbelievably note worthy. We have come to the conservatory for the...More

Thank mdtravelers78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy to get to via CTA green line and well worth a visit. Especially on a cold winter day. Kids (10 and 8) were not too excited prior but once there loved it. An architectural gem as well as a botonic gem.

Thank DSandJK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am very glad I visited the conservatory. I'm actually staying at an Airbnb a 15 minute walk from it, but even if you're staying in the Loop you should make your way over. They have so many beautiful plants and what of course is...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a visit to the Loop. Only 4.5 miles away. Free admission with a suggested $5 donation. Close parking lot. We spent 2 hours soaking up the beauty of the greenhouse. Since it was 10 degrees outside, couldn’t see the outdoor gardens....More

Thank Hamptonite76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most conservatories stand on their diverse and impressive plant collections; Garfield Park Conservatory, however, has a wide variety of plants and impressive ones at that. But what makes this collection of glass houses so extraordinary is the artful way in which the gardens in each...More

Thank buckeyemorel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting this place during dark winter months in Chicago. It's beautiful and relaxing. If you have a good imagination you can feel like you're on an island or in the jungle. Feels nice when it's frigid cold and grey outside.

Thank Kaytsee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew about this place all 26 years I've lived in Chicago area, and never ventured over here because this part of the city is not considered safe. I know even most sophisticated and scrupulous travelers usually skip it. And boy, do they lose a...More

Thank mikesalop
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Abigail S
27 November 2015|
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Response from KEAYSTL | Reviewed this property |
The Christmas flowers will be there now. 90 minutees to 2 hrs is what I would book.