Garfield Park Conservatory

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  • Address: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, United States, 60624
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3127465100
  • Fax: +1-7736381777
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks

Spread across an area of 184 acres, the Garfield Park Conservatory was established in the 1880s. One of the largest conservatories in the nation, the Garfield Park Conservatory is made up of 8 display rooms and is often referred to as ‘landscape art under glass’. With thousands of plant species on display, this place makes for a serene visit and provides a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of Chicago city. Must visit sections within the conservatory include The Fern Room, the Palm House, the Show House and the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden. 

  • The Conservatory is wheelchair accessible, except for the Fern Room.

  • By Subway: Conservatory- Central Park Drive subway station

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  • Garfield Park Conservatory Address: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, United States, 60624
  • Garfield Park Conservatory Contact Number: +1-3127465100
  • Garfield Park Conservatory Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Garfield Park Conservatory Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Garfield Park Conservatory(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Garfield Park Conservatory: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 0.73% of people who visit Chicago include Garfield Park Conservatory in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their Garfield Park Conservatory visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Garfield Park Conservatory

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Garfield Park Conservatory

People normally club together Mount Carmel Cemetery and International Museum Of Surgical Science while planning their visit to Garfield Park Conservatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It's a beautiful place! It's very spacious with a good variety of plants. I like the lay out of the place, including the outside sections they have. I like that they have a kids section, although we didn't have kids with us. I wish there were more information on individual plants and species as you walk along. Otherwise, great place to spend a couple of hours if you're into nature and botany.

  • Very beautiful place to visit! It's great in winter because it's hot and humid in most of the rooms so you can feel a little like being in a tropical climate surrounded by tropical plants. The fern room is breathtaking. Lovely place to walk around. It must also be nice in the summer with the outdoor space around. It is very well maintained and the staff has done a great job. It is free to enter, there are small boxes for donations by the entrance/exit doors.

  • Great place to visit with kids in Winter. Admission is free but there is a suggested donation. A cute play area for kids and an indoor picnic hall. The gardens are a delight for all ages. One tip: it's very warm inside so dress in layers so you don't overheat as you check out the plant life.

  • This place is Awesome. Me being from the tropic, I miss plants from there and at the conservatory, You can see them and you can also see plants from all over the world. Parking is free and so is the admission so is you want to kick back, relax and enjoy the plants. While you are in there make sure to take a deep breath and fill your lungs with some pure air.

  • A great getaway just minutes from the grip of Winter. Find a bench and bask in the tropics in what was once the world's largest conservatory. Green Line Conservatory stop is half s block away. Ample parking. Donations suggested but not required.

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