Experience Columbus - Franklin Park Conservatory

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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is 1.5 miles from the Ohio to Erie Trail on East Broad Street, just west of the Alum Creek and the Alum Creek Trail.  


The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus is a year-round tourist attraction that features indoor and outdoor exhibits of plants and flowers, with special exhibitions that change throughout the year. The horticultural institution has exotic plant collections that take you around the world. The conservatory is home to several glass greenhouses that feature more than 400 species of plants from the Himalayas, rainforest, desert, and Pacific Islands. You might see a wedding taking place during your visit to the Palm House, which is a popular backdrop for events. The Victorian-style glass greenhouse was built in the late 1800s and is one of the oldest and largest wings of the facility. The exquisite glass room features 43 species of palms from around the world. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203
Directions from Trail: 
At North Nelson Road, leave the Ohio to Erie Trail and follow the Alum Creek Trail South toward Nelson Park, continue on the trail and follow signs for Broad Street. At E. Broad Street go right (West) for 1/3 mile and turn left (South) on Conservatory Drive.
To return to the Ohio to Erie Trail, go east (right) on Broad Street 1/3 mile and proceed North on Alum Creek Trail. After 1.2 miles north on the Alum Creek Trail, the Ohio to Erie Trail joins the Alum Creek Trail, follow the ACT/OTET north to Westerville.
Cyclist Friendly Features:
Secure bike parking
Undercover Bike Parking
Change Rooms
Bathroom / Toilet
Hair Dryer
Water refills
Ironing Board
Bag storage
Bike pumps (Schrader&Presta)
Basic tool kit
Free wifi
Details of local bike routes
Details of bike hire locations
Food fuel - portable, healthy packaged snacks for purchase
Complimentary bike locks
Bike rider discounts

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