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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
+1 614-715-8000
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Must see Blooms!!!

The blooms at Franklin Park are incredible. Went this weekend and was in tulip heaven. Perfect... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lynn C
via mobile
This visit was specifically for the butterflies!

We are member of the Franklin Park Conservatory and always enjoy our visits. The Conservatory... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William R
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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The blooms at Franklin Park are incredible. Went this weekend and was in tulip heaven. Perfect place to visit in the spring. The butterflies are amazing. Must see butterfly release at 1 or 3pm, and view all the exhibits on display.

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are member of the Franklin Park Conservatory and always enjoy our visits. The Conservatory staff keep rotating their plant displays to ensure the best presentation and current blooms. It is a beautiful, relaxing way to spend a Sunday or any afternoon! We highly recommend...More

Thank William R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here twice recently with different groups. The blooms and butterflies was going on both times. The conservatory itself is beautiful and the addition of the butterflies is a nice enhancement. The small kids activity area is also a very nice touch for...More

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent visit to Columbus we stopped in at the conservatory. We had a limited amount of time but were able to see all of the conservatory and have a quick lunch at the cafe in just an hour and half. The gardens would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice exhibits including several blown glass pieces from Dale Chihuly. We actually visited recently to see the butterflies and it was raining and cold out so it worked out great. They have a nice mix of art, nature and man made areas, both inside...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had daytime time to kill so we came here. There are several different themed areas, ie rainforest, butterflies etc. The facility itself is lovely. There is an admission fee but discounts for young children, seniors and military. It is a very educational place and...More

Thank kdpbball
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The conservatory has some permanent exhibits that consist of plant life for specific climates. For instance, there is a dessert space and a rain forest room. There are also some temporary exhibits and right now you can see spring flowers and bushes. Art work is...More

Thank lizslay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The premises is pristine. Each room has a unique habitat and they also have a glass-blowing demonstration.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Easter Sunday while in the area. It turned out to be a beautiful day. The butterfly house was very interesting with plenty of different butterflies. The areas within the building displayed different types of flowers and plantings specific to a climate. The Chihuly glass...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Easter as some places were closed. It was a nice visit and the teens enjoyed the butterflies and the blown glass demo. Really helped fill the time and we all enjoyed it.

Thank Hale-Bop
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you can say "i am donating to the museum" and pay whatever you want. i payed 4 dolars.
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Hi Janet, Yes, the Conservatory has two motorized scooters available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. To "check out" a scooter, a patron can simply leave his/her ID with the Visitor Center while using the... More
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