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Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624-1996
+1 312-746-5100
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One of Chicago's Hidden Jems

This is truly one of Chicago's hidden jems. Right of the green line conservatory stop and free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Who knew?

Did I know such beauty was in this neighborhood in a city that I grew up in all my life... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cynthia R
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average5%
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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 2 days ago

This is truly one of Chicago's hidden jems. Right of the green line conservatory stop and free everyday! Plus there is free parking next to the conservatory for those with cars. The inside is beautiful! So many beautiful and exotic plants. The fern room alone...More

Thank Katie937
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did I know such beauty was in this neighborhood in a city that I grew up in all my life? Apparently, no. This is a spectacular place to take in the beauty and wonder of plants and flowers and tree oh my! Even the manly...More

Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem. A beautiful tranquil oasis right smack in the middle of the city! After you tour the zoo just walk right over to this heavenly place. One of the best botanical gardens I've seen. Well done exhibits and almost everything was in bloom!!!!...More

1  Thank Char1144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister-in-law who is a Chicago resident recommend that my wife and I visit the Conservatory while we were in town to see Hamilton, and we are glad we did! There was so much to see there; many many different varieties of plants from around...More

1  Thank Kevin_and_Emily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice change of pace when visiting Chicago as a tourist. Very relaxed atmosphere, beautiful plants and it's free.

Thank Craig111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photos of this conservatory from 1908 really impressed me. It is just as beautiful today as it was back then.

Thank msuebell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting conservatories generally, but Garfield Park Conservatory is one of my favorites. It has the right balance of botanical, historical, contemplative, and is also family friendly. They regularly run special exhibitions and events. One of the nicest Chihuly glass exhibits I have seen...More

Thank Derrick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you are into flowers, plants it's a must see! Might be boring for younng children/boys. A treasure with several domes housing diff types of flowers and plants, and outside plants too. I was amazed at some I'd never seen before. You can take your...More

Thank lynne p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 54 years living, many of which were spent in this fantastic city, and this was my first time visiting the Garfield Park Field House and Conservatory. The golden dome of the field house is gorgeous, the artwork outside is fine, the interior is classy...More

Thank WorldwideTee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely stunning, a nice break from the concrete city. Loved walking through all the green rooms. I live in the Caribbean so it was fun to walk around and see lots of plants that reminded me of home. One of my favorite...More

Thank CaptPeach
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Abigail S
27 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.