Looking for a way to inject some beauty and calm into your hurried day? Then look no further than the gorgeous Lincoln Park Conservatory. Located in a beautiful parkway outside the Lincoln Park Zoo, it is a wonderful and FREE way to relax and reconnect with nature. It is especially perfect on a chilly or gloomy day, since the conservatory is kept at a toasty temperature in order to accommodate sensitive and beautiful plants like orchids and orange trees.
If you have little water lovers like I do, be sure to seek out the ponds and waterfalls located throughout the conservatory. Most have enormous lily pads and other unique vegetation, as well as vibrant fish, swimming throughout.
Since there are some stairs that take you from room to room in the conservatory, I highly recommend baby wearing and simply leaving your stroller outside. Based on the conservatory’s size, it can be enjoyed under an hour, and it is a great way to start or end your visit to Lincoln Park Zoo.
As mentioned earlier, the conservatory is nestled next to a beautiful park and water fountain, where tons of Chicagoans go to soak up the sun, enjoy the water feature, nosh on a picnic…the opportunities are endless.
If you have to drive to visit this congested area of Lincoln Park, be sure to look into Park Whiz to help you reserve a discounted parking spot.
Be sure to use the code n8yvx527 to receive 5% off your first use of the Park Whiz app or website.
Looking for other greenhouse options? Then be sure to check out the world renown Chicago Botanic Gardens, as well as my favorite hidden gem, The Friendship Park Conservatory. Or simply search “conservatory” or “gardens” in the search box.