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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98195-8010 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-543-8800
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Ranked #11 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Auburn, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Well directed paths and interesting flora. A nice place to spend some time. Near Science and Industry museum.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

After spending all weekend attending a very crowded and noisy expo, I really needed to find a quiet place to unwind. The arboretum was everything that I hoped for, and I truly enjoyed wandering the many paths through the botanical gardens. It was really quiet with only a handful of people about, so it was a welcome respite from the... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As a child my family would canoe through the Arboretum. It is well worth the stop to walk through, rent a canoe, or even drive through. Stunning gem in the city.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I ended in the Arboretum completely by surprise during a 4-hour walk around the city and it was a pleasant surprise. This is an oasis of quietness, not too far from downtown. They have an amazing display of unique trees found on the North-West of the US. In addition, it's free :)

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Easy walking paths through a wide variety of tree mini-environments. Beautiful colors in the fall and variety of waterfowl.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a beautiful place for a nice and quite walk in the nature while visiting the city. There is a Japanese garden worth visiting as well. It is very close to the UW campus so you can visit the Arboretum in the morning, have lunch at one of the multiple and varied places at the University Ave and spend... More 

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Washington, the State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was a beautiful day to "trip" out to New Zealand. Sunny, and snow and frost all around. I have not seen the new Pacific Connection Garden, including "New Zealand" until today, and the fact that it was a frosty day added to the beauty of this area. Also a visit to the Graham Visitors Center and browsing there was... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Walking through the park is always at the top of my list when I visit Seattle. I usually end up with no less than 300 photos. Tip: Take your camera and allow plenty of time to enjoy this place.

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Orlando, Fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Gorgeous. There is nothing to dislike here. We walked after driving around, but this is a great cycling spot.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I like being able to quickly have the feel of wandering thru a forest or gathering for a stroll on the popular lower path.

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