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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 #15 of 215 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens, Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

A bit of heaven and solitude in a busy city. Don't miss it. To walk around the gardens and pathways is the most simple and pleasurable experience. A lovely place to be sure!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

How wonderful to have this green space in the heart of the city. Walking here takes you to "the country" immediately. Its a beautiful space. Sara Ratner, Vancouver BC

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Arboretum is a beautiful place year-round. It has numerous trails that allows for easy walking, running, and biking. During the early spring Cherry Blossoms are a sight to see! Great for walking dogs and picnics.

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Drive through and see beautiful plants and trees but...you are shorting yourself a wonderful experience. Park the car, take a walk thru the gardens - it's wonderful for most of your senses - even in the rain!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Seattle is lucky to have such a place. Beautiful/ peaceful / educational / easy to use... I happen to have been there for a wedding. They handled that with aplomb also. It was truly magical.

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White Rock, Canada
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185 reviews 185 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I love walking here in autumn... Leaves crunching underfoot and smelling the wonderful smells of fall. This place is so calming and peaceful... What I love are all the signs explaining the origins of different trees, brushes and plants in this arboretum. Walking in this park has become a Canadian Thanksgiving tradition for us. It's a beautiful... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The arboretum is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. The trails and layout are great. Lots of shade, streams and water, bridges, places to sit, gorgeous plants, interesting landscaping, sculptures, tranquility, and people to answer questions. Love that they have paved and unsaved trails here. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Kids didn't even get bored.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice place to picnic and stroll around. But get out before sunset unless you like eating with mosquitos

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was lovely. Everything in here is presented with an eye for design the way the Japanese know best. A quiet oasis of cultivated beauty. Young families and old people alike finding pleasure in this garden

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Lewiston, Idaho
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Excellent place to get rid of some of the noise and crowded area of the city. You can almost imagine you are alone hiking a meadow, a mountaintop. Nice place for locals to get their walk in.

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