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U.S. National Arboretum

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Address: 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: 202-245-2726
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Fri - Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national...
Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national treasure contains 446 acres of fabulous flora and fauna and is especially known for its Asian, azalea and conifer collections.
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Meditation and action - roots and fruit in NE DC

Visited National Arboretum with nephew David: a stroll through nature resonated with the paths and unexpected turns and surprises of a good conversation. We particularly enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited National Arboretum with nephew David: a stroll through nature resonated with the paths and unexpected turns and surprises of a good conversation. We particularly enjoyed the Asian collections and a stroll along the Anacostia River. After a while we ended up at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum – Wow: I’ve always been drawn to bonsai trees and the... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We hadn't been to the National Arboretum for at least 20 years. What a disappointment to find memorials in very sad state and with incorrect information (Grove of State Trees). So sad to think of all the money donated to make this place happen, and it's not receiving funds for maintaining a place for everyone to enjoy. The exceptions were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Two wonderful areas in the National Arboretum are the extensive bonsai exhibits, and the numerous herb gardens. They are an inspiration for any and all gardeners. There is a special section of bonsai created from american tree species.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Getting there and back can be problematic, make sure, if you are taking a cab that you make return arrangements. Also, despite what many things say the train does not run all year round. I went to visit the original columns of the capitol and was not disappointed. Be sure to walk amongst them, don't just enjoy from afar, there... More 

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hyattsville md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

something for everyone. bonzi exhibit, peonies, trees from around world (many flowering), multiple varieties of azaleas, many other nature categories, and best of all no admission charge

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new canaan ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I visited in the spring with a college friend. We loved the layout, the wide variety of specimens, the refreshing feeling of being in nature while surrounded by city. You can drive through the grounds, stopping along the way at spots that interest you. Spring, anytime from cherry blossoms through the endy of June, presents you with a continuous array... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went here (free) to see the Capital Columns ... need to drive, bit on the outskirts (NE section). Did drive around, did see the Bonsai exhibit (few several 100 years old). Unheralded are the 20+ columns .... from the NA website "One of Washington's most notable and unusual landmarks is the National Capitol Columns. The stately permanence of the Corinthian... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I spent a Sunday afternoon here. I was surprised how easy it was to park and get in. There was so much to see, and it was just lovely! We spent a long time wondering around the Bonsai and herb gardens, and although the old Capitol columns were a bit strange, they were lovely. Spending time walking/sitting in the grass... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A nice calming oasis in the middle of the nation's capital. Great escape from the city noise and politics, looking at the lovely plants and displays. The lilies are fabulous, just a bit too humid in their environs for me personally, so I go through very quickly and wait for others to take their time and they do. Wonderful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Coming to D.C. with your own car? Make sure that the U.S. National Arboretum is in your agenda for place to visit. There are different displays of trees, flowers, and many other types of forest all year round. There are plenty of parking spaces and lots around the Arboretum unless you go during special event or tree blooming. During my... More 

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Additional Information about U.S. National Arboretum

Address: 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: 202-245-2726
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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