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Volunteer Park Conservatory

1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
+1 206-322-4112
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Count the Steps as You Walk Up...or Down

Walking through Volunteer Park is always a treat when we visit Seattle. No matter how many times we... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2014
Kathy S
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Scary at night but great during the day

I love Seattle! I love the parks in Seattle. If you are in the neighborhood, you should drive by... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2014
Los Angeles, California
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-322-4112
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Walking through Volunteer Park is always a treat when we visit Seattle. No matter how many times we visit, a trip to the top of the conservatory is always on our list.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I love Seattle! I love the parks in Seattle. If you are in the neighborhood, you should drive by and walk around Volunteer Park. They had a conservatory, Asian art museum, water tower, weird looking trees, and trails. You can also get a nice view...More

1  Thank MrsBrandt
Reviewed 8 October 2014

The conservatory itself was under construction but we enjoyed a pleasant stroll in the gardens. We got some exercise climbing the water tower. The city views were very nice even if the mountain wasn't out. I had never seen the city from this angle.

Thank dalm0m
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This is a hidden gem in Volunteer park. Recently renovated, it is very cool to be surrounded by tropical plants and flowers on a wet, gray Seattle day. And Volunteer Park is also a world famous urban oasis, designed by the Olmsted brothers. Go to...More

2  Thank SeattleFather
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

Really nice place for a stroll and view of the space needle. Has it's own charm, specially the area with the statue that is surrounded by trees. This area feels very private ( there were no people around) and has the view of the small...More

Thank birdie250
Reviewed 30 September 2014

If you're looking for some time away from busy downtown Seattle, take a trip to Volunteer Park. There you will find well kept grounds, beautiful trees, nice walking paths, and the water tower. Climb the tower for terrific views, especially of Mt Rainer!

1  Thank L S
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Capital Hill is noisy and urban, wander back here and it is like stepping into an oasis. The green house is cool, with great examples of plants and flowers, then the park is even better. 4 blocks and you are back on Broadway with the...More

Thank chrisjones33
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We came to see the Orchid which is famous for it's cadaverous odor and long term between blossoming and they had underestimated its blooming time. Also they still want full price while half the place was under repair. I'll give them a better grade though...More

Thank fgwbita
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This attraction has a mixture of reviews -- some for Volunteer Park, some for just the conservatory itself and some for both. I'll add my "take" on both, as there is no separate listing for the park, which is a stand-alone attraction. The conservatory is...More

3  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 23 September 2014

It is about a 2.3 mile walk from Pikes Market to Volunteer Park, but the walk through the old neighborhoods and the food and retail establishments was well worth the effort. The park is a wonderful place to walk around - and includes the old...More

1  Thank JJS3
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Response from SeattleFather | Reviewed this property |
There's a great cafe cafe near the park called "The Volunteer Park Cafe". Cheap, friendly and delish.