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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Address: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone Number:
+1 847-835-5440
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A 385-acre complex of flora, footbridges and waterways.

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US$180.00*
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Open year-round, the Chicago Botanic Garden has something for for everyone. We took a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of the garden moving from woods to meadow to wetlands... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open year-round, the Chicago Botanic Garden has something for for everyone. We took a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of the garden moving from woods to meadow to wetlands, but visitors can stay in the central formal gardens or enjoy the indoor gardens if the weather is chilly. An top international destination for those who love gardens, many languages are... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How lucky we are to be living in the Chicagoland area and have the magnificent (not hyperbole!) Chicago Botanic Garden nearby. Stroll through the lovely themed gardens, grab a bite and eat on their deck, and just enjoy beautiful nature throughout.. My favorite is the walled English Rose Garden - and in spring the beautiful cherry trees in bloom and... More 

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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every season the Botanic Gardens changes and shows you the beauty of native foliage and beyond. It is such a peaceful place to wander off and truly smell the roses. Love it!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entering the Botanic Gardens one immediately begins to decompress; that is, after paying the exorbitant parking fee - unless you're a member {worthwhile if you're going to visit more than once or twice a year}. Depending on the season, the expansive grounds and various gardens, hot-houses, displays and instructional programs of the Gardens have a great deal to offer. Check... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to The Garden is food for the soul. The smells and sights of nature are an antidote to stress and everyday frustrations. We visited Wonderland Express with our two grandsons and parents; all thoroughly enjoyed the trains and the entire exhibit. We spent another hour in the children's education area where the boys (4.5 and 7.5 yrs old)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are a special place for my family and me. We particularly love the entry garden, the waterfall, and the Japanese gardens. The bike path that leads to the Skokie lagoons is wonderful as well. We would recommend it any season, though spring and summer are particularly special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we live in the Chicago land area we go here when ever we can take a day off. We just went to go see the winter wonderland express and it looked amazing. The kids were given a bingo sheet where they have to find every thing on the bingo sheet. The actual set up was amazing. It was a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started a family membership this year (2016) with Chicago Botanic Garden because we love the place however on December 26th we were let down. Towards the end of a wonderful visit, on our way out to exit we were harassed by an employee named Mary T. The employee ran up to me and yelled REPEATEDLY only inches from my... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The replicas of famous city buildings are spectacular. They are all made from natural Wood materials and are complete with lighting & are truly fantastic . It's all set with beautiful flowers growing around plants with train tracks and functioning trains running around tracks Worth seeing but only open for a few more weeks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding place to visit any season of the year. Plantings are beautiful, miniature railroad for children, classes for adults and children, charming gift shop, very nice cafe, tram for those who cannot walk it's lovely paths. Definitely worth a visit whether a visitor or Chicago area resident.

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