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Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Explore greenhouses with environments ranging from jungle to desert when you visit Volunteer Park Conservatory. You'll tour five houses, each representing their own distinct environment. Walk through the bromeliads house to see an array of plants that attach themselves to surfaces like rocks or branches. Head to the fern house to see all types of ferns and carnivorous plants, like the Venus fly trap. Tropical plants reign at the palms house and the opposite is true at the cacti and succulent house, which promotes desert plant life. Don't miss the seasonal house, which rotates the plants it features based on the time of year. Plan to visit Volunteer Park Conservatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Seattle attractions using our Seattle family vacation planner.
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  • One end is the dry plants hall and the the other has the jungle plants - worth the the trip if you're in to plant life. Near the Asian Art Museum. Wonderfully curated. Free, but please leave a donatio...  read more »
  • Volunteer Park is one in a string of charming little parks designed in 1800s Seattle by the (NY Central Park-famous) Olmsted brothers. It's a lovely oasis in the middle of busy, chaotic neighborhoods ...  read more »
  • Have been wanting to come here for ages and finally did yesterday. Loved the variety of plants. Learned a lot and enjoyed the beauty. 
  • Wow, what a cool park! The park itself is well-kept and full of people doing cool stuff, and huge lawns! There's a garden and a greenhouse and an art museum... the museum was free for the first Thursday of the month but I didn't have time 😔
  • I love the atmosphere here. The park is clean and casual with a mix of families, teen and single adults. Everything about it is refreshing. There is a wading pool, multiple open fields for everything from picnics to frisbee pickup games, an open stage, a botanical garden, an art museum, tennis courts, numerous trails and duck ponds... It is by far one of the better urban parks in Seattle.
  • Rhyhorn, Seel, Dewgong, Shellder. Not bad. Also quite pretty.
  • This has to be the most beautiful park in Seattle. It is well kept and has a gorgeous view of downtown Seattle. Don't let me forget to mention the old water tower, the conservatory, or the Seattle Asian Art Museum!!
  • An expamsive, scenic, laid back place. This is a good park to spend an afternoon in- running, picnicking, walking the dog, etc. Lots of food trucks and often performers too. Great views of Seattle and Bellview from the water tower as well.
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