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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
+1 614-715-8000
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Just beautiful

Blown glass butterflies nature exhibits ... need I say more :) great date place if you are a nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary W
via mobile
Great place to visit and great food in the garden cafe

We enjoyed the visit here very much. I was worried at first that my 6 yr old would be bored but he... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
+1 614-715-8000

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blown glass butterflies nature exhibits ... need I say more :) great date place if you are a nature lover. Gift shops and food too. You can make a complete day of this place

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit here very much. I was worried at first that my 6 yr old would be bored but he loved running around in the Palm House and spent quite some time playing at the kids play area. Love the chihuly collection throughout...More

Thank expatWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winter trip made this an indoor experience. Once your imagination began to digest all that was on exhibition, it was spectacular. The many species were more than just interesting. Recommend for anyone, including families. Can’t wait until Spring to get hear.

1  Thank edwardmZ5858YB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we try to make it to the conservatory to check out the holiday display. This year was a little disappointing. The color scheme seemed pastel compared to the vibrant colors of past displays. We left before the Glow so Maybe that was more...More

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't think that just because it is cold outside that the Conservatory should be taken off your "places to visit" list. We've been here at other times of the year, but visited for our first "winter" visit a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure...More

Thank dplpjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in December, not the best time of the year to go, but it was still very nice. The combination of the plants with the Chihuly blown glass collection is winner. To be fair I am a fan of the Chihuly blown glass and...More

Thank Tripper4Life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Columbus for 6 years and this was a spot I’d often come to and always bring out of town guests. Had a chance to go back on a recent trip to the area. Will continue to make it a stop on all...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Franklin Park Conservatory is wonderful. I'm a regular visitor and never tire of it. Highlights: glass blowing demonstration, butterfly release, etc.. And don't forget to try the Garden Café!

Thank eastc0astwanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to visit. you can see butterflies, art work take a class. I even spent the night with my girls scout troop

Thank C2BMe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are wonderful but at Christmas the gingerbread contest is a special treat. Not only do children compete but there are professional bakers who spend weeks on their masterpieces. This begins right after Thanksgiving and is up until Christmas.

Thank LHoffman1978
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14 December 2017|
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Response from duck8to | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are AAA, Active Military and Senior Discounts. The discount is only $1 per person. There is no parking fee and you can stroll the outside grounds for free. It is when you enter the conservatory that you must pay... More
4 November 2017|
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Response from CEREN S | Reviewed this property |
you can say "i am donating to the museum" and pay whatever you want. i payed 4 dolars.
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27 April 2017|
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Response from Franklin Park C... a | Property representative |
Hi Janet, Yes, the Conservatory has two motorized scooters available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. To "check out" a scooter, a patron can simply leave his/her ID with the Visitor Center while using the... More