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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Wonderful stroll

This is a great place to wander. The paths are comfortable for almost anybody and the plantings are wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good trails with easy walking. No real amenities and minimal educational signage. If you are there for the flowers to bloom it is pretty and walking among the tall trees is refreshing if you've been in the city and waterfront area. But really....meh.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to wander. The paths are comfortable for almost anybody and the plantings are wonderful.

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Mangalore, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice colorful garden and great place to have a nice walk thru close to Washington lake. Had a chance to visit couple of times and strongly recommended.

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Seattle
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20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the winter, the Winter garden delights with winter-blooming flowers and amazing scents. Spring brings a riot of bright green. Summer gives shade and Autumn, more color. Can't miss. Park your car and walk, walk, walk.

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Seattle
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ins and outs, pathes, water views, birds, trees ...great homage to nature in a well maintained treasure.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I run the Arboretum a few times a week. There are tons of great trails through the woods and flowers. You can make your run or walk as long or short as you want. Be sure to check out the islands trail on the other side of 520!

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Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

nice established arboretum but more like a park plant species poorly marked. Helpful staff some trails in poor shape and one to west of Japanese garden unpassable. Got feelin of decay in facilities

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Falls Church, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a wonderful place for a walk. If you are a nature lover, don't miss it. Your knowledge of trees and plants and flowers will grow. Easy strolling for all ages. We had a two-child stroller and no problems negotiating the walks. Japanese garden is peaceful if you can beat the crowds. $6/person for Japanese garden, but main arboretum is... More 

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Albuquerque
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I packed a picnic lunch and arrived early to spend the entire day exploring this vast Arboretum. We had a lovely, sunny day and many of the trees and plants were flowering (end of March). We bought a map ($1) at the Visitor Center to be sure we saw every part of the park and thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A delight for your eyes. Lovely way to spend the day strolling around the ponds and trails. Koi fish enjoy seeing visitors in hopes of being fed. Most of the flowers were in full bloom.

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