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Washington Park Arboretum

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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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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Great for a walk, a run or a photo adventure

I come here all times of the year. In winter to run, in fall and spring for the foliage. Trails wind through a variety of gardens, my favorite being the japanese maples in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I come here all times of the year. In winter to run, in fall and spring for the foliage. Trails wind through a variety of gardens, my favorite being the japanese maples in the fall when the trees colors are like rainbow. It is truly a gift.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Another springtime walking treat. The gardens and paths are just marvelous and so well kept. I was amazed. A whole afternoon is required to see all.

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Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A beautiful location, trees, plants, and relaxation. If you enjoy these things, this is the place. A pleasant place to walk, or just to sit and contemplate. The Japanese Gardens are worth a visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great place for a good walk; good for dogs. No entrance fee. Many trees & flowering bushes, which bloom at various times throughout the year. The azalea garden is especially beautiful. On the north end you can walk along the canal & watch the boats, or walk thru' the swampy area & view turtles sunning themselves on logs, herons,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Close to the center of town, it's easy to get away from urban hubbub for a peaceful walk among beautiful native trees, shrubs and flowers. The Japanese Tea Garden is incomparable.

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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Spring comes to the Pacific Northwest while most of the north is still locked in winter. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Seattle, a nice place to stroll are the flowering gardens of the Arboretum. The Witt Winter garden has a collection of early bloomers and plants with interesting bark and form, the Camellia garden was spectacular and... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Every plant and tree is marked with its story. At overtime of year there is something in bloom. Parking can be a challenge, so prepare to walk. when Cherry blossoms are in bloom, there is long line of cars. There are places to picnic as well.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a very pretty place to take your mother for Mother's Day. So many beautiful flowers and nice green grass to enjoy. Many families come here to picnic and enjoy the beauty.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great park in the middle of the city. It's HUGE- lots of people and dogs walk here. Lovely company. Very calm quite beautiful and well maintained.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful park, well maintained. Nice to walk around, very scenic and refreshing.Dogs need to be on leash. Little confusing to get there. but lots of parking and worth visiting.

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