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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

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Address: 1100 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3007
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+1 260-427-6440
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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The conservatory had three separate indoor areas: hot and dry, hot and humid, and normal (not sure what to call it!). The first room was nice and had the butterfly exhibit in the... read more

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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The conservatory had three separate indoor areas: hot and dry, hot and humid, and normal (not sure what to call it!). The first room was nice and had the butterfly exhibit in the middle. The next two rooms were the "hot" ones. I was very surprised by the different paths and running water features in the humid room. We paid... More 

Thank Bfhat
Detroit, Michigan
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133 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were in town for a wedding. We needed something to do between the wedding and the reception. So we stopped by to see the Botanical Conservatory. There is very reasonable fee to enter the Gardens. A majority of it is inside the building. One of the first things you come to is the butterfly house. Only... More 

Thank Laura T
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I love the seasonal changes that they have. It's never the same. We visit several times a year. Great place to take pictures and explore the best Fort Wayne has to offer.

2 Thank DallasCowboys22
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We always go here all the time. The membership is well worth it & the butterfly exhibit is always a favorite & when weather permitting the outside garden is beautiful & sometimes the kids get a little scavenger hunt too.

1 Thank Nikki C
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My kids, now 11 and 21, always and still enjoy a visit to the Botanical. The exhibits are fun and educational. The theme gardens are changed every three to four months. We were actually married when it was a hippie dippy theme with a Vw van, LOVE block symbol, and big colorful mushrooms. Recently visited when the theme garden was... More 

Thank Kathy L
Fort Wayne, United States
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

An ever changing display of plants, flowers, and trees. This is a good place to learn about all that grows, or just browse and enjoy the beauty of mother nature while staying inside in a controlled environment. If you are into photography, there is a lot of subject matter here.

Thank Michael C
Portage, Indiana
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Interactive exhibits for the children. The theme garden was Mary Poppins and there were fun activities for the kids. Beautiful falls, plants. A return trip is in the stars.

Thank Mary T
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, located in downtown Fort Wayne, is a real gem. Displays are changed frequently, so the gardens always have something in bloom. Don't miss out on the spring gardens--it smells absolutely divine!

Thank ELinsky2015
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great place for all ages. Couples, families, you name it. A ton of activities to keep kids engaged, wonderful programs, events, and displays year round!

Thank Jennifer B
Holland, IN
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41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

During our wait to go to the Embassy Theatre, we killed some time in this quaint botanical garden. Very interesting array of plants from tropical to being in the desert. There were places to just and enjoy the plants, and even listen to the indoor waterfall

Thank TravelEdHolland_IN

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