Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

#4 in Best Things To Do in Columbus, OH
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1777 East Broadway Street

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Parks and Gardens Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is filled with flowers, greenery and even Chihuly glass. The attraction's greenhouses are home to more than 400 species of plants found in various climates and regions, including the Himalayas, the Pacific, the rainforest and the desert. Several exhibitions are also scheduled throughout the year, and these range in theme from "Blooms and Butterflies" to "Origami in the Gardens."

Previous visitors had plenty of praise for the conservatory and gardens. Many appreciated the variety of exotic, colorful and verdant plants and flowers on display. Families with children also said the butterfly exhibit was a hit with the kids.

You'll find the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens just east of downtown Columbus; parking is available on-site. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended admission until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in the summer. Admission is $14 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, $7 for children ages 3 to 17. For more information, visit the website.

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