Krohn Conservatory

#16 in Best Things To Do in Cincinnati
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1501 Eden Park Dr

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Parks and Gardens Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.4

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  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you are looking for a specific spot to visit in the 186-acre Eden Park, head to the Krohn Conservatory to see more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Each year, the conservatory hosts five unique floral shows, ranging from an Italian-themed summer exhibit with fragrant herbs and cypress trees to a special holiday season display. One of the conservatory's most popular recurring programs – the spring Butterfly Show – incorporates thousands of live butterflies for visitors to admire and interact with throughout the showroom and garden. The nationally recognized venue is also known for its collection of rare orchids and its rainforest waterfall, plus it features art deco architecture (dating back to the conservatory's founding in 1933).

Past visitors were especially fond of the Krohn Conservatory on rainy or cold days; they said the facility transported them to a warm, tropical paradise. Year-round, guests say they enjoyed the array of plant life and commended the friendly staff. One common criticism was that the conservatory was not as large as some travelers had envisioned, so you shouldn't expect a visit to take up too much of your day. It is also worth noting that the building can become quite crowded when popular exhibits are there.

Prices to get into the Krohn Conservatory fluctuate throughout the year, depending on the show. Still, you can expect to pay between $5 and $7 for kids ages 5 to 17 and $7 to $10 for adults. Children ages 4 and younger enter for free. Opening hours vary by program and time of year, so be sure to check the conservatory's page on the Cincinnati Parks website when planning your trip. Free street parking and a complimentary parking lot are available as well.   

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On a nice, sunny day, Eden Park lives up to its paradisiacal name. Located next to the trendy Mount Adams neighborhood, the park encompasses 186 acres of green space and tree groves complete with walking paths. There are also a couple of lakes, a magnolia garden and several scenic overlooks.

One TripAdvisor user was blown away by Eden Park's setting, saying it has "beautiful views of the city — especially at night time." However, some travelers say that the park is a little hard to find. To get there from downtown, drive north on Gilbert Avenue until you reach Eden Park Drive. You can also just call a taxi. For more information, visit the Cincinnati Parks website.

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