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Washington Park Arboretum

Address: 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98195-8010 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
Phone Number: 206-543-8800
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Ranked #13 of 213 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I love the arboretum. So many memories from my younger days here. In spring this place is just gorgeous. But do beware parking your car - Don't leave anything visible. Lock valuables in the trunk.

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Kent, Washington
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Easy walking trails, lovely views, and great flora throughout - this is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in Seattle. There are plants and trees from all over the world, and if you time your visit right and have the opportunity to listen to one of the volunteers describe some of the intricate work that goes on to... More 

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Seattle
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great collection of plants from many corners of the world. Including many rhododendrons that are native to the area, but also others that are from China. The park changes colors and mood throughout the 4 seasons of each year. I love it alone or with friends and family.

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Auburn, Washington, United States
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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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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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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
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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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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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