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Washington Park

SW Park Place, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-2525
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Ranked #5 of 310 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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Dallas
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257 reviews 257 reviews
111 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a great space to have so close to downtown! Hiking and biking opportunities, vistas and interesting places to visit (zoo, rose garden, japanese garden, arboretum, foresty center. Get your picnic at Elephants Deli on 22nd and Burnside.

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Leesburg, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The park has gardens, archery targets, a historical center, a children's museum, and the Oregon Zoo. Tennis courts and hiking trails added other options for residents and visitors alike. Signage is excellent and made it simple for a tourist to find what is wanted but also what other options are there.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This park is where the international rose gardens are located. If you get yourself here you won't have any problem finding the gardens. Great urban park setting.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our son and now our daughter in law were married at the Stevens Pavilion at the Hoyt Arboretum. It was a hot August day, but the towering trees around there kept the sun off. We had a old traveling wood fired pizza truck come to feed us and a cup cake van come for desert and coffee. The day could... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Huge, well maintained urban park that makes you feel like your in the mountains, not in a major city.

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Washington, DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is such a beautiful area, and really has some of that Pacific Northwest character that you're looking for in a visit to a city like Portland. It was incredibly easy to get to/from via the MAX, and to navigate the park itself on the bus. This was a great 2 hours for me that I was able to steal... More

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Long Beach, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great stop, featuring a stunning rose garden which was in bloom (August visit), great views of the city in the distance and zen-like adjacent Japanese gardens. The rose garden and drive through the park is free, parking is minimal ($3) and Japanese gardens cost about $10 per person, but worth the trip. Discounts for seniors, youngsters and students, so... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is a very nice park onethat you would really enjoy seeing and taken pctures of the trees flowers

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The walk from 23rd was beautiful and the houses amazing. Its a nice view of the city and a great way to spend some hours in Portland.

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This park is huge and magnificent. I love it. It features a beautiful forested area, beautiful rose garden, and the Japanese garden. Lots of hiking trails and the entrance to the zoo. I didn't have a chance to spent lots of time here but worth's coming back for sure.

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