Columbus Sights

Franklin Park Conservatory

  • 1777 E. Broad St. Map It
  • Columbus
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

In the middle of a 90-acre urban park about 2 mi east of Downtown, this elegant glass conservatory shelters desert, rain forest, mountain, and tropical island plant habitats. Built in 1895 and styled after London's Crystal Palace, the conservatory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Outside, hardy bamboo and Japanese maples in the Japanese garden are part of a 28-acre botanical garden. Franklin Park Conservatory is the only public garden to have a permanent glass exhibit by artist Dale Chihuly.

Sight Information


1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43203, United States

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614-645–8733; 800-214–7275

Sight Details:

  • $7.50
  • Tues. and Thurs.–Sun. 10–5, Wed. 10–8

Published 10/21/2013


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