Garfield Park Conservatory | 300 N Central Park Avenue (near Central Park Avenue and Lake Street)
A not so hidden gem on the wild west side, Garfield Park Conservatory makes for a transformative Saturday/Sunday 1/2 day trip. It’s lush and quiet, kids love it, a true oasis in the city. It’s free but you’ll want to give them money anyway. We’ve lived here less than a year and been four times. Don’t miss the landscaped gardens outside and the Mexican walking fish.
Lewis McVey | SVP, GCD
Have been in Chicago less than a year.
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There is so much to love about this place: it’s over 100 years old (originally built as a flowery refuge for city dwellers), it has an amazing collection of plants and trees, and it’s always warm and sunny, even during winter. And it’s FREE.
Andy Masur | Senior Copy Writer
Chicago resident for 10 years.