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 went to the conservatory after walking around the zoo. It is a free venue. It is mostly wheelchair accessible except the Fern Room which has steps to it. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was ...  more »
  • A beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Chicago. Adjacent to the Lincoln Park Zoo. The staff and volunteers are wonderful here! I would definitely visit again!  more »
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  • A total oasis, this is a place where you can go and find complete piece of mind. To the point where you wouldn't even want to leave. This is a very family friendly place, with lots to see... This would make a great memorable, wedding spot too. I suggest everyone too go, and please donate as well to help keep this beautiful place up and running. This place also offer volunteer opportunities, I recommend it to broaden your horizons.
  • Another great place to visit that's completely FREE!!! Just like the zoo, donations are welcomed and deserved. If you go in the colder months, be sure to wear layers, it's very warm and humid in the Palm House. It's absolutely beautiful!! I could spend hours reading on one of the many benches listening to the chiming bowls and rain sounds.

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