Garfield Park Conservatory
As one of the largest conservatories in the nation occupying 4.5 acres, the facility was designed by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen. Thousands of plant species are on display throughout its eight rooms and magnificent outdoor floral gardens.
All of your guidebooks will tell you about the Bean, the Skydeck at Willis Tour and Wrigley Field. This is a real gem and completely off the radar. Either take an Uber or use the CTA trains. Please note the area surrounding is a tad rough.
CHICAGO’S LANDSCAPE ART UNDER GLASS! Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning botanical conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as “landscape art under glass,” the Conservatory showcases thousands of plant species from around the world throughout eight…
Beautiful year round. Free admission, great for rainy days. West of downtown, free parking lot.
Six greenhouses located in one setting; this place is both very old and off the beaten path from normal Chicago tourist activity. The neighborhood is a little rough but easy access from CTA Green Line or Uber drops you right at the front.
Indoor conservatory, free! Direct transportation by train. Not in the most attractive neighborhood however it is steps from the train station (safe and patrolled by police) I recommend visiting with a friend during daylight hours.
“Contemporary spot serving inventive American fare, run by a nonprofit that's combating homelessness.”
“Quirky chicken-forward, farm-themed restaurant with great food and amazing pie. ”
“Great daytime park activity. Walk around, pack a picnic or rent a Swan pedal boat. ”
“Loungey local gathering place for pairing wine & beer with gastropub plates in homey-chic digs.”
“Millennium Park is definitely worth seeing. You can find a lot of historic and modern sights, as well as the Chicago Art Institute in the park. During the summer time you can enjoy concerts, festivals and outdoor activities out there.”