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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
Phone Number: +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 Perennial gem, pun intended.

This is one of those places where I can't think of a single reason to go. Why? Because there are dozens of reasons to go. The grounds are beautiful and made for strolling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Columbus, Oho

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those places where I can't think of a single reason to go. Why? Because there are dozens of reasons to go. The grounds are beautiful and made for strolling. Outdoor sculpture, arbors and community gardens great you as you walk about. The incredible Victorian iron and glass architecture invite you inside. Once in you can roam... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Franklin Park is a magnificent place to visit during the holidays! The Conservatory is a great place to get in the holiday spirit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to enjoy the new Christmas display . Started with the beautiful horse ride in carriage out front . The poinsettia tree is beautiful and the variety of poinsettias is amazing . They even had orange / yellow hues in the desert. Area . Not too crowded despite being holiday weekend . Great show for children and adults alike

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stopped by on several occasions and the conservatory is always a nice break, particularly when the weather is cold and uninviting. It does run heavily to traditional-style tropical plantings and could benefit from rotating in new things, possibly including unusual tubbed specimens. I could also do without all the Chihuly blown glass, but apparently many people think it's hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A weekend getaway led us to Columbus and this recently updated conservatory. The different botanical environments were well laid out, very well maintained. The origami sculpture exhibit and the bonsai trees were thought provoking. How did they figure out these complex paper foldings into animals? Creating miniature mature trees?

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit we just walked around the Gardens on the grounds. I was impressed with the variety of vegetation and flora planted there. During previous visits have gone inside and have been equally impressed with the indoor plant presentations and chihuly glass installations.

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Bexley, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here for many affairs! I f you are looking for a place that showcases your good taste, plan your next affair at the Franklin Park Conservatory.Classy,yet very affordable.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conservatory is ideal for weddings. Beautiful flower displays. Great festivals are held here annually. A must see when visiting.

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a date day with with my wife. Had been to Franklin Park many times before, but decided to come back for the Oragami exhibit. We had a lot of fun in this peaceful place and it's a way to enjoy and date with your special person.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. I had a great time looking at all the Orgami. I had no idea that there was such an art to folding paper into animals. The glass blowing demonstration was amazing. She made a beautiful vase. I would love to come back and take a glass blowing class. The... More 

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