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Garfield Park Conservatory

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Chicago's most amazing public amenity.

We love the Conservatory, especially in the winter. It's a great place for the family, or just as a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Glorious conservatory, lovely visits in all directions, always beautiful

My favorite place to recharge in Chicago. A historic site filled with an outstanding collection of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We love the Conservatory, especially in the winter. It's a great place for the family, or just as a place for a quiet retreat. Our child loves the playground and finding a place to play during the colder months.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LukemanLuke
Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite place to recharge in Chicago. A historic site filled with an outstanding collection of plants and flowers of all kinds. In the winter it is warm and richly alive. In the summer it is gloriously colorful. Long walks through carefully structured paths take...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Heliodorus
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. I had a great time walking around and talking here, even though there were a ton of kids there too. I imagine it would be a great place to read, study or relax.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ATho1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely park, took some wedding pictures here and pretty much walked the whole inside. It was lovely. Saw a pomegranate tree and other unique plants and greenery. Surprising I had no problem parking and it was free!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Boscheeknrt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

LOVED this place. One of the few free things to do in Chicago, including free parking! Perfect for winter visit. My 4 year old loved the children’s area and spraying all the plants. Will definitely be visiting again!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank stlcardinalsfamily
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

300 N Central Park, on the west side of the city. 2 acres of indoor gardens, with 10 outdoor acres. Open year round, so a lovely indoor activity in midwinter (24 degrees outside today). First, easy access from car, with a free parking lot tied...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank EJJourney
Reviewed 13 February 2019

No snow and ice in here! Such a soothing respite from the outdoors! Stunning building and beautiful gardens and plants. This place is good for your soul!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank volpefamilia
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Lovely place to spend a cold winter's day enjoying the wonderful gardens. Free parking and free to enter as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debbimelin
Reviewed 12 February 2019

I love coming here with guests from out of town, but also on the weekends to take in the fresh clean air. They always have great activities for kids (and adults), and have so many options for photos as well as reading about the local...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kayguarnay
Reviewed 8 February 2019

This is home to Chicago's biggest and best indoor gardens. You begin your adventure into a beautiful tropical garden and then embark other amazing journeys, such as a giant fish pond with glass sculptures, a mosaic fountain, and a desert-themed garden.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ted H
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Abigail S
27 November 2015|
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Response from KEAYSTL | Reviewed this property |
The Christmas flowers will be there now. 90 minutees to 2 hrs is what I would book.