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Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 1402 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112-2843
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+1 206-322-4112

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Park Has Far More Than Conservatory

This attraction has a mixture of reviews -- some for Volunteer Park, some for just the conservatory itself and some for both. I'll add my "take" on both, as there is no separate... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

This attraction has a mixture of reviews -- some for Volunteer Park, some for just the conservatory itself and some for both. I'll add my "take" on both, as there is no separate listing for the park, which is a stand-alone attraction. The conservatory is a Victorian-style greenhouse, constructed of glass panels within a wood and iron framework. It has... More 

3 Thank Rumples
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

It is about a 2.3 mile walk from Pikes Market to Volunteer Park, but the walk through the old neighborhoods and the food and retail establishments was well worth the effort. The park is a wonderful place to walk around - and includes the old water cistern for the area. Great places to eat on the way up and back.... More 

1 Thank JJS3
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This is such a tremendously lovely park. So many of the plants and trees are marked, so you know what you're looking at. I love the greenhouse. Depending on the time of year, it can be breathtaking. I'm fortunate to live in Seattle, so I can go here any time!

1 Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

What a surprise to find this beautiful place. While Recuperating in a nursing home, the staff took some of the more able-bodied on an outing. It was a most uplifting trip to see these wonderful plants and flowers. I plan to return as plantings change with the seasons.

1 Thank drj15651
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this park...great playground area and loved going up in the previous "water tower" for a great scenic view. The grounds are lovely and there is a museum, as well as the conservatory on property. A must see if you visit the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.

1 Thank IndianaAllinfan
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

beautiful 19 century conservatory, now being refurbished containing some spectacular orchids ferns palms with interesting information presented very attractively. The park has space to sit and picnic and some huge stately trees forming an elegant avenue

1 Thank sn0wsh0e1
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

An entire wing is not available due to construction. I was disappointed in the variety, amount of plants on display. expected more for Seattle.

Thank DLfromATL
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Easy park to access and find parking. Sprawling park with some nice vantage spots as well as a great place to take pictures! An out of the city feeling in the city!

1 Thank Tamara J
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Museums and Botanticals, what more could you want in a city park? They have events throughout the summer which keep the passer-byers amused It has a beautiful view of the needle and the rest of the city on the ground and also has a cool tower to climb for a different perspective. Go and explore the park and the neighborhood,... More 

2 Thank km8524
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

So nice to just sit and enjoy. Exotic flowers from all over, and not too many people. Warm. Parking lot is close by.

Thank GeneHarris

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