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Washington Park

SW Park Place, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-2525
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Ranked #5 of 309 Attractions in Portland
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Type: Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo.
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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This magnificent park combines beautiful forested areas and hiking trails. It also features two amazing gardens - Japanese and Rose, an arboretum and the Portland zoo (which we did not visit). The Japanese Garden is the most beautiful and largest one we've ever seen. The International Rose Test Garden features an unbelievable array of roses in every color imaginable, even... More

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Portland, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Open reservoir, tennis courts, rose garden, japanese garden, children's play structure, access to the zoo? What else can I say. Check it out.

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New York City, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
69 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we went a bit late for the roses but even then , they were quite beautiful and the smell was heavenly. On the other hand, the japanese garden was exquisite, peaceful and a wonderful experience. the rest of the park, quite extensive, looked very appealing with large trees and verdant coves but we did not have a chance to investigate... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We focused mainly on the experimental rose display, enjoying the unique colors and perfume. Such a pleasant setting framed by trees. Parking was easy and pay stations for parking were easy to navigate. Worth whatever time you have to gaze upon amazing beauty.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Washington Park has tons and tons of things to do. I would recommend going to see the holocaust memorial, the Japanese garden (definitely worth the 10$), and the Rose garden. All very nice places. You can easily spend a whole day here. If you don't have that much time, I would recommend the three places I listed above

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Dallas, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the rose garden and japanese garden and loved both. The japanese garden was one of the best I have seen. Even our boys (11 and 12) were appreciative of the gardens. Worth the admission price.

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ft.lauderdale, florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing day. Rose gardens, hiking, gardens, waterfalls and views of MT.Hood. We biked it there, not easy if you are not used to uphill climbs! Would go back tomorrow!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the great city parks in the world, and certainly a highlight not to be missed if you visit Portland. Aside from the famous Rose Garden and Japanese Gardens, Washington Park has myriad trails for hiking.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We hit Whole Foods with my small backpack before we grabbed the Red Line up to Washington Park. We put together a picnic lunch and decided that we would find a nice quiet place to eat somewhere in the park. We found both! Hiking from the zoo into the Hoyt Arboretum is not really a hike, per se, but rather... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visting the Rose Test Garden is a 'must' when touring Portland. Who doesn't like flowers? And the vast installation/planting of roses here, with more variety than I have ever seen in one place, was both impressive and beautiful.

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