Chicago Botanic Garden


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Holiday outing to the Chicago Botanic Garden with intricate model-train displays, 750,000 twinkling lights, and special events for all ages

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Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid on Tuesdays. Parking valid only for one car. Parking may be subject to availability. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid online; must be redeemed in person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a plant and expect a kiss. Get in the holiday spirit with this Groupon.

$35 for a Visit to Wonderland Express for Four with Parking (Up to $73 Total Value)

The Wonderland Express remains open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and this Groupon is valid for admission between Monday, November 26, and Friday, December 21. The cost of parking one vehicle (up to a $25 value) is included in the value of this Groupon. Please visit the website for most up-to-date times.

Admission (up to a $12 value each) grants visitors access to the elaborate miniature train display, which winds through an assortment of 80 tiny replicas of Chicago landmarks made from natural materials. Decorated trees, a gingerbread village, and a luminous display of 750,000 lights in the outdoor courtyard are also available for viewing. Visitors are welcome to peruse other exhibits at Chicago Botanic Garden free of charge. Children 2 and younger receive free admission.

For additional fees, visitors can check out special events at Wonderland Express, including hot chocolate with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a Hanukkah concert, and a holiday-themed tasting with local wines and spirits.

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden has grown into an internationally recognized living museum that extols the values of horticultural education and conservation. The 27 gardens, four natural areas, and nine islands brim with approximately 2.6 million plants, including various perennials, bulbs, and novelty flowers. Each area showcases a specialized selection of picturesque flora that can include anything from native prairie plants to japanese bonsai trees. Three indoor greenhouses display tropical, semi-tropical, and arid plants.

Apart from presenting visitors with a representative swath of the plant kingdom, Chicago Botanic Garden also strives to protect that kingdom for future generations. The research laboratories work to build seed banks while studying ways to combat the ravages of extinction, pollution, and climate change around the world.

Customer Reviews

I love Botanic Garden. I became a member because it is such a nice place to visit.
Gabrielle H. · October 3, 2013
The train exhibit was spectacular! My 2 and 3 year old loved looking at the tiny recreations of Chicago. It was perfect for a cold winter day. We enjoyed the beautiful greenhouses as well as the extra activities set up for the train exhibit (e.g. making snowflakes out of coffee filters, making a bird feeder, etc.). Can't wait to visit the gardens when it is warmed out, but this exhibit will be a yearly event for our family now!
Marilyn C. · March 6, 2013
Though I may have intentions to go to the Botanic Garden, it seems something else always comes up. The Groupon was a great motivator to finally get my family there. We enjoyed our time there.
Beth S. · January 17, 2013

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