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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
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Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from...

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.

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Great variety of plantlife

Check out this greenhouse for a variety of plants, from succulents to more rare types. There's a small fee, a donation to keep up the space and grounds, but it's totally worth it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out this greenhouse for a variety of plants, from succulents to more rare types. There's a small fee, a donation to keep up the space and grounds, but it's totally worth it. Also if you take a camera to take images, your camera may fog up, depending on the time of year, so it can take 15 minutes or... More 

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Thank Kate H
Friday Harbor, Washington
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118 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seattle has many parks and this is one of the excellent ones. Together with its conservatory it is a must walk activity. For visitors the #10 bus takes you from downtown to the park.

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Waverly, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed once again the time I spent at the Conservatory. I've been here several times and always find it relaxing. Definitely worth a visit. The neighboring art museum, however, was closed for renovations.

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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Volunteer park is a seattle gem. It has the conservatory, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, spectacular views and a water tower with over 100 stairs to climb up and get a 360 degree view of the city. An Olmstead designed park, truly a spectacular place. fun for everyone.

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My favorite trip to exotic places without actually traveling are my (never often enough) visits to the Volunteer Park Conservatory. This wonderful historic structure is meticulously cared for by both Seattle Parks staff and dedicated volunteers. The collections of plants are magnificent and very diverse, from orchids to cacti and everything in between. I love coming in to the warmth... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A charming, large and lovely conservatory with an orchid collection of cultivars donated almost a century ago. Beautiful collections, very much worth a visit.

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Kirkland, Washington
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192 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

First time to visit and we were impressed. Beautiful and very historic. Was "made" in New York and shipped to Seattle to assemble. It's like stepping back in time for the building. The plants were lovely and we all loved the cactus room, as we called it. Our 13 yr old & two 10's (twins) thought it was a very... More 

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We chose to go here because we were avoiding the crowds we had already experienced at other attractions. This conservatory may only take a half hour to look at, but it's nice, inspiring and the conservatory itself is beautiful. It's inside a very nice, huge park with also houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Water Tower with great views... More 

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California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The conservatory was gorgeous with orchids and Holiday decorations. The train was running and the engineers were on hand. A pleasant and peaceful diversion after a visit to the Asian Art museum.

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This beautiful 1912 Victorian glass conservatory on the grounds of Volunteer Park is one of my favorite places in Seattle. Always light-filled and always something new and spectacular to see since the exhibit in the middle building (it's a complex of several) changes about six times per year. Love the carnivorous plants & cacti in all their glory. Don't forget... More 

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