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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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a lovely park and pond

we spent an afternoon during an asian fair and it was an exquisite experience. There was great music, food and fun

Reviewed 3 days ago
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dominica
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we spent an afternoon during an asian fair and it was an exquisite experience. There was great music, food and fun

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss this Columbus gem. Always something new going on. Plants are kept in tip-top conditions, Great for kids. Get a family membership if you are local. Butterflies in season. Chihuly glass always. A lovely, quiet, attractive place to spend an afternoon. .

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Each city in America has their own botanical garden & for the city of Columbus it's Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Located east of downtown, the conservatory is a beautiful collection of displays both inside & outside the grounds. There always various exhibits within the grounds and at present is one of topiaries which are spread throughout the exhibits.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you spend time inside the conservatory or walking the grounds outside, it's an excellent way to spend the afternoon. There are multiple environments to walk through in the conservatory and random pieces of chihuly glass are scattered throughout the building. You should also make time to visit the outdoor hot shop, where you can watch glassblowers at work. Just... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best park in Columbus they have a beautiful community garden perfect for family's or solo

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Columbus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on the weekend for some rest and relaxation. Beautiful park and very well maintained. Everyone was very freindly and we had a great time visiting there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The conservatory was wonderful but I did have one complaint. They did not have all of the plants labeled. Some were but most of them were not. So many times you wondered what you were looking at. I'm would be great if they labeled more items. We went during the butterfly exhibit and it was beautiful to see all of... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens and conservatory are great. There are rooms and areas that are all done by category and a great butterfly garden. We found that there were a lot of photo opportunities. They had a very informative glass blowing demo while we were there. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and the fee to get in was... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the gardens on a beautiful but chilly May day. They had an outdoor cooking exhibition which is apparently a monthly occurrence. Today it was grilled and wood oven pizza, which was delicious. We really enjoyed the butterfly exhibit as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the Conservatory on a really crummy day. So much to see and do and the butterfly pavilion was very fascinating. The fairy display was nice but I'm not into the fairy gardens. The Chilully glass displays throughout the buildings were great. The blooms were just starting and this will be beautiful in the coming... More 

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