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Pacific Bonsai Museum

Address: 2515 S. 336th St., Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone Number: 253.353.7345
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Federal Way
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tacoma, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's off the beaten path, but you can see beautiful mature trees in miniature, and well taken care of. Also, a paid Rhododendron exhibit. Sponsored by Weyerhauser.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This free collection of bonsai is very well presented and just off of I5. The rhododendron garden adjacent has an admission charge, but the bonsai are free.

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Sky Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well worth the visit. So e of these trees have been alive for centuries. Amazing, beautiful setting, each masterpiece is displayed to show its magnificence. There were trees that resembled a couple dancing... Truly one of the very best places I have visited . I will go back again..go early.. All of these gardens are most beautiful. A little weird... More 

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