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Pacific Bonsai Museum

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Address: 2515 S. 336th St., Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone Number: 253.353.7345
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Bonsai exhibit supreme

This outdoor Bonsai exhibit has rotating classic trees from many artists around the world. The setting is lovely and quiet and the collection is superb and not many can compare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This outdoor Bonsai exhibit has rotating classic trees from many artists around the world. The setting is lovely and quiet and the collection is superb and not many can compare. Good stop- and it's free- even with polite children.

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stop by and take a walk and see some great North West Beauty! It is right next to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden so you can get two great adventures in one visit!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is in the middle of the Weyerhaueser forest of towering evergreens, located in Federal Way, about 15 minutes south of Seattle Tacoma International Airport along I-5.. The exhibition area consists of a series of open air walls which enclose large pedestals that display approximately 60 Miniature Bonsai specimens from around the world. The grounds and plantings are pristine... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been twice now. Once for a candlelight walk at Christmas and once in the fall. Both times were beautiful but I loved the fall best when we could see the leaves changing colors. We plan for go again in the spring when the flowers are blooming.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Next door (but separate from) the Rhododendron Garden We've tried bonsai ourselves but don't have the dedication to maintain it, so we truly appreciated this fairly large collection. Most of the collection material are 50 years old or older and by a number of designers including the esteemed John Naka. Very well kept (even at 50 some of the plants... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you enjoy Bonsai, this is a must-see in the Federal Way area - the exhibit is not large - you can cover it all in less than 2 hours, but it is a free exhibit, and the trees on display range in age from dozens of years to hundreds. This is truly a beautiful art form, and a good... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

On the grounds of the Weyerhauser Headquarters in Federal Way this is a must see if you like bonsai trees. Most of the trees in the collection range from 30 to 60 years under cultivation and some older trees. They are beautifully displayed and identified as to artist, souce of tree and time in cultivation as well as other information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

When he was alive, my father used to create bonsai. When I found there was an extensive collection, I just had to go see it. I was not disappointed. The age of some of these trees astounded me. I only wish the bonsai garden had been larger because I wanted to see more!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A good collection of bonsai both you and old. Well presented with most trees outside. Free entrance but donations are welcome. We chatted to a member of staff who was knowledgable. What a joy to get away from the hustle and bustle of a lively city.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been in the fall and in the dead of winter so far, and both times its been great. The grounds are quiet and well maintained, and it's free! Don't go when it's raining though, as there aren't really any covered areas to stand under. Some of the trees are 100's of years old. We had a lot of fun... More 

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