Passing through the botanical garden is an amusement park: fire wheels, flying chairs, turning trojans, etc. It is suggested that the city skyline be photographed from the lower steps on the right side and the main road on the right side. The top of the harbor is a row of flags, with three flags in the middle being the United States, Illinois and Chicago. Then return along the left avenue to shoot the other side of the skyline. A total distance of 2 kilometers
Got Chicago winter blues? This is your haven. You are smacked in the face with the pleasantly powerful smell of all the plants once you enter the place. And IT'S FREE. Yep. Amazing. A spot I return to again and again and again. A must see in the city or an escape from it... (Donate or buy something from the store to support them please!)
great for winter, believe it or not, as they have a greenhouse. We used to go there in the depths of winter when we just had to get out of the house with the babies. In the summer they have an outdoor market and lots of great family activities. And it's free or cheap, depending on the day.
In addition to being free, peaceful and close to downtown, this magical getaway is also Easily acceptable by taking the green line towards Harlem. Donations are accepted for the upkeep but no guilt trips if your budget doesn't allow for it. Truly a green paradise in the city.
The Garfield Park Conservatory is free to get in to (donations accepted) and free to park, or it's right off of the Green line. It's a fairly large conservatory with a number of different rooms, including a palm room, a desert room, a show room, a children's garden, a fern room, etc.
It was fantastic place to be for a cold wintry day. Great building and wonderful plants.