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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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History amongst the trees

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Florida
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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Woodstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

hard to find parking, but everything is free once you find a spot, easy to navigate and lots to see, wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water and snacks- there is nothing in the park.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The District of Columbia is certainly very small, but there is a beautiful park on the outskirts of it that makes you feel as if you're in the countryside: the National Arboretum. The conception is a wonderful mix of natural settings and controlled gardening that's always an immense pleasure to stroll through. I think the most enjoyable things to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This site is the most tranquil 500 acres you will ever find. The variety and beauty contained is awesome. We relaxed with a picnic lunch and continued walking the entire site. Home to Bald Eagles and the pillars from the original White House. an entire section devoted to bonsai and every imaginable species of trees and plants. Deer were very... More 

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Address: 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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