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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Large Conservatory with different themes

I prefer this one over the Lincoln Park one, which is also great. My favourite part was the fern... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Chicago gem

Very few Chicagoans appreciate this gem of the city. We visit often and take every out-of-town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average5%
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“green line” (58 reviews)
“fern room” (38 reviews)
“hail storm” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I prefer this one over the Lincoln Park one, which is also great. My favourite part was the fern room which is what is pictured on the Trip Advisor page. It is very large, with different themes, I'm very happen to have gone.

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very few Chicagoans appreciate this gem of the city. We visit often and take every out-of-town visitor to this charming spot

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garfield is one of the largest conservatories in the USA, the water lilies are unique and stunning, the way they show the composting is very impressive, and we loved the goat visit more than anything!

Thank Conniebald01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went alone and enjoyed walking around looking at the trees and flowers. It was a lovely time spent enjoying nature at its best.

Thank Sade A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the conservatory on a Sunday morning while we were on vacation. We were staying downtown and it was an easy ride on the green line train. There is no admission fee, but we gave a donation (which is recommended). The...More

1  Thank Brenda51104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were robbed at gun point in the middle of the day by very young teenagers. They stole our purses and phones. It is just not safe, stick to the one in LP Zoo, especially if you are from out of town.

5  Thank aliecakes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Conservatory houses trees and plants from all over the world. There is no charge to get in. For a casual stroll through Mother Nature, this is the spot.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this conservatory every time we go to Chicago. It is such a beautiful and serene place to enjoy. The volunteers can tell you so much about it. Make sure to ask a question if you can!!

Thank ErinJoy7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something relaxing to do on a nice afternoon in Chicago. Our group consisted of one Chicago resident and two out-of-towners. The conservatory is supported by suggested donations, $5 for adults. There were multiple large greenhouses, each with a theme. The plants...More

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so beautiful to me I love how they have cactus plants so well taken care of! My toddler enjoyed running around. I took beautiful pictures!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Abigail S
How big is the Conservatory? About how long should I plan to spend to slowly walk through it?
26 November 2015|
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Response from chisoxbabe | Reviewed this property |
I would plan at least two hours. It's not enormous, but there are so many books and crannies to explore. We anticipated an hour and it took almost two.