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“Nature Lover's Paradise”

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Ranked #41 of 443 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. Theres also a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House.
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nature Lover's Paradise”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Can't beat the scenery on this park. It's beautiful, it's so green! Within the park are Seattle Asian Art Museum, The Volunteer Park Conservatory, The Volunteer Park Water Tower, Playground, Pond, Picnic Area, The Black Sun art work by Noguchi, Plants, Lush gardens, Grass, Trees and more Trees! It doesn't feel like you're In the heart of the city. You also have a great view of the Space Needle from the park. It's free to walk in, it's family friendly, park is open till 10:00pm but some areas are not well lit up so take precautions. You can get lost in the dark if you intend to do some night walking. It's best to go when its bright and see all the beautiful sight this park has to offer. There's a minimal fee to go in the Conservatory and the Museum. If you are tourist and are staying within Capitol Hill, it is walkable. If you're staying Downtown, it's a bus ride from 3rd and Pike. Most of the Buses that goes to University of Washington goes there, or if you drive, there's ample parking space in the park. You can find more info through Seattle Parks and Recreation website!

Visited March 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“park on Capitol Hill”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Beautiful park near Bed and Breakfast very walkable(runable) neighborhood. Large, but quaint homes with lovely architecture.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Beautiful, Free, Well-Kept”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Love this place whether is rainy or sunny - the greenhouse is cozy and beautiful, especially charming when you can hear the rain hitting the rooftop. We love it. The grounds are beautifully kept and there's an old light tower or water tower near buy that provides especially lovely sky views of Seattle. It's a peaceful place and it's free to visit - highly recommend.

Visited October 2013
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Edgewood, Washington
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“Spring and warmth on an icy winter day”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

It was good to get in to the warmth after a hike in January around Volunteer Park. $4 entry fee seemed reasonable for viewing the greenhouses full of orchids, unusual exotic plants (I liked the chenille plant, the pitcher plant and Northwest natives). Narrow sidewalks, but people were friendly and congenial.

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“good time”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

go you will have a blast lots of cool sites pretty birds great art
to see on display at different times of the year you must go!!!

Visited February 2013
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