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Lincoln Park Conservatory

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Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr, At Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
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+1 312-742-7736
09:00 - 17:00
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A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main...

A Chicago institution for more than a century, the Conservatory's Main Garden blooms with more than 40,000 annuals.

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Flowers at the Zoo

A free feast of flowers and plants. And it's right by the Zoo - also free. What more could you want?

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bill K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A free feast of flowers and plants. And it's right by the Zoo - also free. What more could you want?

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get some warmth in Chicago winters - this is a must-do. It's great in summer, too, but it has a special appeal to Chicagoans in the winter. It is so much larger than it seems, too. Love visiting here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so lucky. We met Janice, one of the volunteer docents, as we entered the conservatory and she showed us around explaining all kinds of plants the rooms are beautiful and the smells are delightful. It's a sanctuary in the Chicago winter

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A taste of the tropics righht here in Chicago. Always interesting to vist, large variety of tropical plants, ferns, orchids and seasonal shows. Something different is in bloom every time I go. Look for all the different fruits too. Great getaway from the cold of winter. Wonderful old Vicotrian structure. On weekends ask a docent for a tour, they will... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Conservatory on a very cold day in January, 2017. It was a haven of warmth, and exceptional beauty. I was especially touched by watching one of the gardeners working with the plants while I was there. He took such loving care of his "babies". Lovely to see.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit year round, but especially during the cold months. Walking through the doors your transported to a tropical island, where it is warm and green. There are several different rooms to walk though with a few of them having benches to sit on. We spent almost an hour walking around. The volunteer docents were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful location, easy walking location - tons of orchids when we were there. Wide variety of plants, good for couples and families

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Chicago, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The conservatory is located next to the Lincoln Park Zoo. It is free and has some wonderful displays. It is a nice place to visit in the middle of the winter when you hardly see flowers and plants thriving outside.

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New Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Conservatory is such a beautiful place. We enjoyed spending time just relaxing in this beautiful place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What a great way to spend a cold afternoon. The green house is over 100 years old and a visit brings you back to a time when the pace was slower and more relaxed. The smell of tropical flowers and greens is so lovely. It is fun for everyone. We walked around twice just to take it all in.

Thank Ping1965

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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