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Garfield Park Conservatory

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Address: 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
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+1 312-746-5100
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09:00 - 20:00
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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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I have now been twice to this jewel of a conservatory in the past year. It is free, easily accessible from the green line, and truly one of the best conservatories I've ever been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Granger, IN
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Granger, IN
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have now been twice to this jewel of a conservatory in the past year. It is free, easily accessible from the green line, and truly one of the best conservatories I've ever been to. True celebration of plant life. Highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

FREE! Always beautiful, always relaxing. A delight all year round. Excellent for children and adults of any age. There is a children's play area and there are frequent programs for children. Art lovers may enjoy seeing the permanent Chiluly items that are now part of the museum. They have outdoor gardens as well. Please see the website for all they... More 

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Santa Cruz do Sul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As during the February 2017 was very cold in Chicago, we was looking for some to do indoor. We surprise ourselves with this! It is a free tour (but donations are encouraged). It is a very good place to be during some hours. A good tip is to bring your snack, there is a very good place to eat.

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure to have some sense when you go into the neighborhood. Don't leave valuables visible in your car. Aside from that, this is a safe place and one my favorite places in Chicago. The plants are beautiful. It's just gorgeous and relaxing.

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Thank 708katie485
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent option for visiting during your staying in Chicago, especially if you're on a budget or you have time to spend in a quiet and beautiful place. This's a free entry for Illinois residents or a really affordable fee if you're from somewhere else. This amazing sanctuary has a great variety of flowers and plants from around the world.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are so many things in Chicago that are free that I can't get over (this and the Lincoln Park Zoo and 2 that you should not miss!) There is such a large variety of plants, trees, and flowers here. It is a great place to come in a warm up from the cold winter weather but also just to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to this conservatory for over 30 years now. It's open 365 days and is always FREE! Not many places in the city of Chicago can say that. They have a show room that is changed out seasonally; great spot for photos. I enjoy their coin fountain that changes on a regular basis (see photo). The outside is... More 

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Thank shaylo99
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a weekend with some classmates and it was so relaxing to unwind in the various "biospheres." The sense are stimulated and the air smells just as you imagine a desert/rain-forest would. The ceramic fountain is also a must-see.

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Thank sandydev
Brookfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible experience for all ages. The flora are incredible. Great to sit, relax, walk and smell the roses.

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Thank MichaelBrooke
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an indoor conservatory. It is really nice to spend a day there with kids when it is too cold outside. There are some kid activities provided as well. It is close to the L and it has a parking lot also.

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