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Washington Park Arboretum

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Address: 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Phone Number: 206-543-8800
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Description: Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of...
Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.
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may not be appreciated by kids but great park

has it all, flowers, old and unique trees, waterfront, trails. Kids may only appreciate it as a nice, big park but nature and garden lovers will see the value of its great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

has it all, flowers, old and unique trees, waterfront, trails. Kids may only appreciate it as a nice, big park but nature and garden lovers will see the value of its great collection of species. don't miss the tree that was blown up by lightning near the visitors center.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I find the Washington Park Arboretum a perfect place for a leisurely stroll or to walk quickly along one of the exercise loops at any time of year, though spring is my favorite season. That's because the rhododendron groves display brilliant colors, brightening the dreariest of days. There are, of course, many other forms of greenery (more than 20,000 plants... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you like lovely landscapes and easy walks be sure to visit. You can choose to walk several miles or take a short loop through their seasonal gardens. Easy exercise while you take in some beautiful landscapes!

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Arboretum has a wild, adventurous feel to it since it feels more like a forrest with a lot of paths. Wear comfortable shoes. A lot of people seemed to enjoy riding bikes through the park. We went in the late afternoon and stayed about 2 hours.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The arboretum allows the vegetation to do the talking. A good place for learning if time is available, but a better place for just being if not. The walk from Japanese gardens to Lake Washington is a leisurely hour and well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Washington Park Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit or go hang out for the day and have a picnic. Great easy walking paths thru woods and specially during the seasons, You get to see the park and it's many colors. Down even by the water, tons of bird life to enjoy.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I grew up visiting the Arboretum, kayaking the calm shores of Lake Washington. Beautiful trails run every which way, and a person could explore for hours. The only thing that keeps it from receiving 5 dots is that when I was there last, it seemed a little unkept, probably due to budget cuts. As a kid, my dad and I... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Located off of Madison St in east Seattle (Metro bus #11) is the outstanding Washington Park Arboretum. Covering about 250 acres, one finds numerous walking trails, access to Union Bay and Lake Washington, plus tree species from around the world. The "Arb" has some of the nation's best collections of selected species. One will always find something in bloom no... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A simply lovely place to spend and afternoon. So many trees. If you want to learn about trees or just spend a peaceful time in nature this place has it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love the arboretum. I think my favorite time to go is during the fall when all the colors are changing.

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