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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
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+1 614-715-8000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical...

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages.

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We brought our two grandkids with us for a morning visit. Outside it was rather brown (after all -- it is February), but inside was a lovely building filled with gorgeous flowers... read more

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We brought our two grandkids with us for a morning visit. Outside it was rather brown (after all -- it is February), but inside was a lovely building filled with gorgeous flowers & displays. Cost is pretty reasonable ($7 for kids, $14 for adults, $11 for seniors & plenty of free parking). The children enjoyed looking at all the plants... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Franklin Park Conservatory is one incredible museum of living plants & the amazing works of Glass Artist Dale Chihuly! Not to mention the special & seasonal exhibitions. There is something for all to enjoy at the conservatory from classes, workshops, glass blowing, crafts, butterflies, plants, flowers, coy, trains, talking birds, and a delicious cafe. Whether you are visiting Columbus... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Conservatory always holds exhibits and activities. Butterfly show, Chihuly glass, cooking classes, etc. The Annual Asian Festival is the largest in the country. It is a must see event.

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Thank wsi0218
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Even during their construction, the place still looks so beautiful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always something new to do or see - even when there isn't a special exhibit. I have been to the conservatory just to view what is on display but I have also been there for organized activities of many kinds. The catering is very good!!

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Thank osumama2017
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to spend an afternoon The plants and flowers were great. Very cool butterfly area and when we visited there was an art collection display also

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great place to take children of all ages. There is always something to do and something new to learn

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for walks with children and dogs. Beautiful location and well maintained. Conservatory costs money but worth it if you have the time. Consider a membership if you can go often.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn't bad, but it didn't blow me away either. I would say just average. I had high expectations and was slightly disappointed. It still wasn't bad tho

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Franklin Park Conservatory for nearly 40 years and always enjoy both the consistency and variety of things to see. Something to enjoy for all ages from my grandmother to my 5 year old niece. Options to stroll around inside or outside. In warmer months, the outdoor grounds are full of various plants and colors.

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