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Discovery Park

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Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone Number: 206-386-4236
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Jogging, Running
Description: You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and...
You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
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Our almost hidden oasis

We live near so I often cycle through but there is a vast system of hiking/running trails through the park all the way down to the lighthouse and beach area (warning its a steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We live near so I often cycle through but there is a vast system of hiking/running trails through the park all the way down to the lighthouse and beach area (warning its a steep walk out and a great cycling workout coming back). There are open fields and great places to relax, play or picnic. Also great for flying kites.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to get a feel for - and absorb - a sample of the culture and attitude of Seattle, I recommend taking a long, lingering walk through Discovery Park. Take your time - the landscaping is beautiful and you can feel Seattle's strong - some might say insistence - embrace of diversity and inclusiveness.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to see the mountains and the water. There were tons of trails here and great views. Watch for bees. Wish I had been there when seals and sea wildlife were about, but it was still beautiful.

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Dayton, OH
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beaches, Puget Sound, Light House, dunes, rain forest, seals, and an old missile site from the '60's. Great place for hiking, beach stuff, kid friendly (playground with mini zip line), visitor center. I have spent hours hiking the park, visiting the lighthouse, and watching for seals and various birds. A mountain lion was spotted around 2007 I believe, so it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I went to the park twice while during the week I was in Seattle. The park is quiet and peaceful with different trails for hiking. And the beach is just awesome! Great place for flying kites, shooting sunset photos, or just take a walk along the water. Will definitely come back again next time in Seattle.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I love this park. We are local and come here often. There are enough trails for any length of a hike or walk. The area overlooking the water provides gorgeous views. There are also picnic tables, a nice visitor's center, and a playground for kids.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had only a few hours in Seattle and since it was a rare sunny and warm day in Seattle, My husband and I decided to spend as much time outside walking as possible. Great placate view some interesting sculpture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This great for people of all ages, dog friendly too. I like to park in the Emerson lot sometimes and hug the trail north above the water then down to the light house. Bring a frisbee, go all the way down to the water. Camp out in a drift wood tepee. Get some food in Ballard when you are done.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a cool little park with hiking trails, lighthouse and views of the sound. However parking is a real problem and not much space if any can be found.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice park to hike and spend time with family and friends. You can also go fishing at the light house area or search for shells. Wonderful park to enjoy and be with the nature.

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