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United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
202/225-8333
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Ranked #26 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Fountains
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary... more » Owner description: A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology. « less
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I loved strolling through the different rooms of flowers. They had climate rooms filled with plants from the jungle and rainforest, desert, and others. The whole thing was well organized and it was easy to find the names of plants. It's great to go an hour or two before they close because that is when it's less crowded. If you... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When it's hot humid outside it's even more humid in the gardens. It's a nice little place to wait for the tour of the Capitol bludgeon but it's small and definitely a maze. With a lot people in the same room it's is difficult to navigate.

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Midland City, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We spent several hours there & could have stayed longer, but needed to visit more settings. This was really, really interesting & they had a fantastic array of flora to examine. It was wonderful & I just wish I could find a way to grow many of the plants we encountered.

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USA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was well worth the visit. Inside there are different sections for different types of plants. Jungle, dessert, Hawaii, medicinal, orchid, etc. It was very peacful. The orchid section was beautiful. they also had a small gellery of photos from differnt places in the US. They were amazing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is much to see and learn about. Make sure your cell phone is well charged so that you can listen to the descriptions of the plants that you are interested in. What this place seriously lacks is a place to get food or snacks.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a little time at the end of the day and this was on the list of free things to do so we went. It is not a large area but there were many really interesting plants to see. There is a jungle are, desert area, medicinal plants (really interesting), a children's area and an area of rare plants... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you love plants of any kind this place is a must!! There are so many different plants to see. I learned a lot in the medicinal plant room, including what the quinine tree looked like. And the orchids were so beautiful. The jungle room is amazing, it's like being on another planet.

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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is like a big Green House, Mini Forrest, Giant Garden with full of plants. It has a 2nd floor to be able to appreciate the different types of plants.. Fruits hanging from their trees are real. So cold and fresh inside this Botanical Garden. The miniature of the the tourist attractions in DC are so cute. Employees herein are... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While there are ample amounts of plants to view, I recommend the east or west halls for someone who needs a rest. Ample seating and air conditioned. Otherwise, a good number of exhibits will keep someone occupied for at least an hour.

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Mason, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are a botanical garden conoisseur, it's an okay visit. It's a great representation of all that America has. But due to his size limit, it's not big. But for what they have it's a great little place, with great ambiance, romantic benches and nooks. The music was interestingly outstanding and matched the ambiance inside.

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