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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

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Address: 1100 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3007
Phone Number: +1 260-427-6440
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great place for children-very educational

We were here for the Christmas display and in addition to that, it was very educational. There were two reindeer outside for the children to see and Santa was there. Each of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cheryl D
Hersey, Michigan
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Hersey, Michigan
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here for the Christmas display and in addition to that, it was very educational. There were two reindeer outside for the children to see and Santa was there. Each of the 12 days of Christmas was exhibited on a Christmas tree and related decor

Thank Cheryl D
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue for any special occasion. The staff is terrific and the flowers are beautiful. No decorating needed.

Thank James W
Fort Wayne
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few cities of Fort Wayne's size have an enclosed Botanical Conservatory. The product of local philanthropy and public support, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanilcal Conservatory offers three indoor spaces with a seasonal display, a tropical, and a dessert environment, In addition, they have developed an outdoor venue as well. As a local who works "downtown," it is a great place to decompress.... More 

Thank RARFortWayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

THe Botanical Gardens is such a neat place to see different plants and flowers and even waterfalls. A relaxing place to go.

Thank Jane1554
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited this on the second Sunday, September during Be a tourist in your home town event. It was busy but still enjoyable to walk through each garden, enjoyed the Japanese and the desert gardens the most. Glad Ft Wayne has a sister city in Japan and shared many lovely specimens for Hoosiers to enjoy. The desert specimens were as spectacular,... More 

Thank Countryatheart
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The day I visited the Conservatory was rainy and dreary, but, walking through the gardens brought sunlight and beauty everywhere. Each room has its own personality although a particular theme is followed.

Thank 102Marilyn
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We visit the conservatory for jazz under the stars, fireworks, and great music performances. Great exhibits and fun for the kids during the butterfly exhibit. Fantastic flowers and plants of course.

Thank Doug S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time taking visitors through the observatory. There is a place for kids to play and learn. Kind of wish that some parts were a little more immersive.

Thank Adrienne H
Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My family and I were surprised at how big this area is and how they are able to fit so much in to a little space. They have different climates set-up that you can walk through as well as interactive displays for kids. The displays were a bit too old for my almost 3 year old and were probably more... More 

Thank 326Traveller
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Have visit this 2-3 each year. There are seasonal changes and programs that make the experience new each time. Great for kids and grand kids. Don't miss this one if your a Fort Wayne visitor.

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