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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
+1 614-715-8000
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Chihuly Artwork is a Thrill to See

We spent a good part of the day at this venue. The main attraction is the inside conservatory that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ann D
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Bowie, Maryland
One of Columbus, Ohios's top 'green spaces' to visit

The conservatory is a place that most locals don't even think of to visit, which is a shame. It has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
quietpoet
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a good part of the day at this venue. The main attraction is the inside conservatory that is divided into several sections and rooms. The largest, permanent collection of Chihuly glass work displayed in a garden setting can be seen throughout the facility....More

Thank Ann D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The conservatory is a place that most locals don't even think of to visit, which is a shame. It has a tranquil setting with natural beauty awaiting. The Franklin Park and Conservatory has recent renovations/upgrades that make this an even nicer experience.

Thank quietpoet
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been here several times now and are members. Financially it’s worth it is you intend to come more than once or twice. We bought the upgrade so we can bring two visitors for free each time we come. This time of year the...More

Thank tryingtohaveitall
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Franklin Park Conservatory is a wonderful site - so much to learn about plants, habitat and the butterfly exhibit was breathtaking! There are exhibits for all ages, and the pieces of Chihuly glass placed among the plants are such a special part of each exhibit....More

Thank HeatherDublinOH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Butterflies are for viewing not for eating! I know you want to chase the butterflies but you have to let them just flutter by!

Thank nxholbrook
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was delighted to learn that the Conservatory "bought up" an entire Chihuly exhibition years ago. There is no more perfect place for his work than throughout the conservatory.

Thank janicetharaldson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leading a group of 80 travelers (two buses) on a mystery trip we planned a visit to this conservatory-what a great place! everything was astonishing-from seeing the beautiful butterflies to the glassblowing to the endless rows of gorgeous flowers and plants! And there is such...More

1  Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great day out. Excellent facilities ample parking. Well worth a visit.we will always be back.

Thank Sirhenryfrobisher
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens are gorgeous and they are opening a terrific new kids outdoor activity area. Also..watch glass blowing

Thank 740anita404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good spot for young kids to explore. Very clean and organized. Beautiful flowers!! Staff was friendly. Cute gift shop to look at. Butterfly house is must see.

Thank chocenergy
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you can say "i am donating to the museum" and pay whatever you want. i payed 4 dolars.
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Hi Janet, Yes, the Conservatory has two motorized scooters available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. To "check out" a scooter, a patron can simply leave his/her ID with the Visitor Center while using the... More
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