Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago

4.8
#8 of 44 in Parks in Chicago
Owned and operated by the Chicago Park District, the Lincoln Park Conservatory is a beautiful marriage of glass and iron constructed between 1890 and 1895. The structure is divided into four houses featuring palms, ferns, orchids, and various seasonal displays for spring, summer, and the winter holidays. No matter the time of year, however, visitors can feast both eyes and noses alike on a vast array of fruits and blooms representing all corners of the globe. It is a wonderfully warm and inviting space to bring out-of-towners or to just sit and read a book in the dead months of winter. It is, after all, always 75 degrees here at Lincoln Park Conservatory.
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  • We come here often to see the seasonal exhibits and enjoy the beauty of plant life. It is free and easy to get to.  more »
  • I really enjoyed this place. I think if your at the zoo or in the area it’s a must see. The exhibit is definitely worth it.  more »
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  • Wonderful botanical garden with free admission and free street parking located in Lincoln Park. What more could one ask for? The zoo is just down the block. The park is vast open space filled with a beautiful fountain and a plethora of flowers. The conservatory itself is stunning and gives off very tranquil vibes. I’m sure the place is usually packed but I went on a Sunday morning when it opened at 9 am and no one else was there. Recommend for families, couples, literally anyone who actually appreciates botany and nature.
  • The fact that it's free, makes it 100x better! The place is just awe inspiring! I took so many amazing photos in there and it really is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. It is VERY well maintained and cared for, and the selection of plants and flowers are beautiful! My personal favorite room was the orchid room, I never knew there are so many different types of orchids. Definitely a place to go if you need to get away from the city for a bit and if you just love plants in general. OH, and did I mention it's FREE??

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