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Washington Park Botanical Gardens

1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
+1 217-544-1751
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"Pet friendly park"

Beautiful landscaping, walking trails, plenty of areas for the dogs to walk, benches and shaded... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Dana B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Best place in Springfield

Washington park is the gem of Springfield. When you drive through there are always groups of... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Lucyluvs2travel
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Illinois
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Garden consisting of 9,000 square feet of greenhouse area and a conservatory featuring more than 150 species of tropical plants.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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1740 W Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-3904
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful landscaping, walking trails, plenty of areas for the dogs to walk, benches and shaded areas for sitting, flowers and clean bathrooms. Amazing houses to look at while you are walking.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Washington park is the gem of Springfield. When you drive through there are always groups of walkers and bikers. The grounds are beautiful, the paths have lots of hills, and the houses surrounded the park are stunning. This is a treasure and you need to...More

Thank Lucyluvs2travel
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a very nice park in Springfield. Plenty of picnic spots, play ground, tennis and ponds with ducks & geese. the only draw back is it is like they don't want cars in the park. The one way streets all take you out of...More

2  Thank Hickuba
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I live about a mile from Washington Park, I walk in the park 4-5 times a week. And yet, this month when my grand kids were in town, and we went to Washington Park, I re-discovered the area around the Carillon. The Botanical Gardens were...More

1  Thank Cumming2140
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you want a break from the Lincoln history, this park is a grand find. It is a little tricky to navigate with its one way accesses, but it basically is a large loop. Great walking loop that covers the entire park. The botanical gardens...More

5  Thank rickophoto
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Park: This park features a playground, a rose garden, a small botanical hothouse garden, tennis courts, a small lake with a boardwalk area, and a carillon that has regular concerts - so there's always lots to do! There are also fun events throughout the...More

2  Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Washington Park Botanical Gardens has a plethora of different plant species. This is a well-kept, free-of-charge venue. Periodically, they have special events and sales of plants. It is also located near the carillon, and the Carillon Festival is another very enjoyable activity!

1  Thank avax14
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Visited on a hot day in June. The plants worth a visit. I was a bit disappointed with the rose garden outside and they needed some care.

1  Thank 01Freckles
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The inside part is small but nice. The outside part consist of a nicely arranged garden with beautiful roses and a variety of other flowers and plants.

2  Thank PRSRES
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We concentrated on the Carillon and the playground. Both were excellent. The playground seemed to have some equipment that could be dangerous but the kids seemed to like it. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean. We also had a picnic at the table. It wa a...More

2  Thank janrteach20
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Ed B
Was part of the land in Washington Park at one time a cemetery?
28 September 2015|
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Response from Darlene C | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know the answer to that question. Perhaps going to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library site you could send them an email to ask. Sorry I couldn't help you.
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