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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Lovely conservatory, and great activity for a cold day

Worth the train ride! This beautiful and unusual collection is thoughtfully laid out, with a huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
I was in heaven and it was green!!!

I'll admit I'm a plant lover,and in particular a lover of palms,ferns and mosses so this review... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miami, Florida
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  • Average5%
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“green line” (66 reviews)
“fern room” (43 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the train ride! This beautiful and unusual collection is thoughtfully laid out, with a huge desert section and a luscious fern house. Each room crowded with plants so there is much to pause and admire. After a cold morning of walking, the conservatory was...More

Thank gmtlf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll admit I'm a plant lover,and in particular a lover of palms,ferns and mosses so this review might be a bit biased. Now that I've stated that I'll say that this attraction will definitely appeal to those like me who find gardens and botanical collections...More

1  Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful! If you love gardens, be sure to stop here. It's free. Great view of the skyline. Find the dinosaurs!

Thank Emmjayess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my friend, who works with plants by trade, on a Saturday morning. She told me it's usually pretty relaxing and calm, but this day there was a Halloween event going on where everyone was dressed in costumes, there was live music,...More

1  Thank LoftedSpace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful collection of tropical plants. Be sure to view the large koi pond. The koi are about twenty years old and probably thirty inches long. They are beautiful and large.

1  Thank daniel c
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Absolutely gorgeous - free, voluntary donation. Beautiful landscapes, all sorts of plants - different themed rooms, with a helpful leaflet/map to guide you round the various sections. Surprisingly empty, which was quite nice as a tourist but I would say it's definitely worth exploring on...More

1  Thank Eloise M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This place is an absolute must for anyone visiting Chicago, can't praise it highly enough . Welcoming staff , the displays are breathtaking. So very interesting to see where so much of our food comes from . As someone who has grown many of these...More

Thank suehassall2016
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Garfield is a great place to relax, and enjoy the greenery or flowers. There are a few seating areas to just sit and be.😊

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We spent about three hours walking around the conservatory. This is free but you need to give a zip code at reception, so make sure you have your hotel zip code handy if you are travelling from out of town. There is a suggested $5...More

Thank 52rosemarie
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Whoever said don’t do it if you’re out of town was a little wrong Parking was free Entrance was free with $5 donation the place is huge and quiet and relaxing and interesting Plus the green line is less than one block and a beautiful...More

Thank Corina F
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Abigail S
27 November 2015|
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Response from chisoxbabe | Reviewed this property |
I would plan at least two hours. It's not enormous, but there are so many books and crannies to explore. We anticipated an hour and it took almost two.