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Mill Ends Park

Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
503 823 2223
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Ranked #89 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Oklahoma
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197 reviews 197 reviews
111 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Okay, this is a quirky thing. It's cute and if you're in Portland City Center, take a walk by it, just to say you've seen it. We nearly missed it! It's near the harbor at Taylor St. in a traffic center!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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283 reviews 283 reviews
167 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Yes, it is the World's smallest park according to the Guiness Book of World Records. I had read about it and wanted to see it. When I did see it, I couldn't help but laugh. It is a potted tiny tree in a cement pot with other tiny plants or flowers (according to the seasons) around it. Plus, it is... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

It is what it is. Funny story behind it. You will most likely be in the area doing something else so it wouldn't hurt to stop by but don't go out of your way to see this.

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Southern California
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380 reviews 380 reviews
86 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a funny side show attraction, and has a good story behind it, but I would not go out of my way to see this. This is one of those things that if you happen to be in the area, then stop by and snap a few shots and then tell your friends or family about it later.

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Salisbury, Maryland, US
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138 reviews 138 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was sightseeing and just had to see the park. Took some great photos for my friends back east. What a great idea. Add it to your travel itinerary and you can visit the worlds smallest park.

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Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Pretty easy to find and walk to from downtown Portland. Read the info online before going or you'll miss it.

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Visiting downtown Portland, my best friend told me about this park; I couldn't believe it was as small as it was. It literally is just like crossing the street. The story behind it is interesting, it's on the street corner opposite of the seaside. If you're ever just walking around the boardwalk, it's definitely worth your time and the experience.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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48 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This park in one in a million. We rode by it on a Segway Tour - I'm glad the guide pointed it out, otherwise I would have missed it - it is that small. Check out the park online to see how special it is. I would definitely visit it again as the plantings change from season to sean.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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211 reviews 211 reviews
101 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I've seen this park a time or two on travel shows and I had to take a few minutes on our Portland trip to see this. After dodging raindrops at the Cinco De Mayo Festival, Mills End Park was just down the street from one of the exits. It is indeed the smallest park I have seen. It's just a... More 

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LEJ45
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31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Let’s face it: there’s not a whole bunch to do in Portland as far as tourist attractions, especially when one of the alleged highlights is a bookstore. Hence, the Mill Ends Park is actually really worth seeing in Portland. It’s the world’s smallest park (per the Guinness Book of World Records) and it is tiny. It’s not super tricky to... More 

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