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Waterfall Garden Park

219 Second Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206 624-6096
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Ranked #64 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Type: Parks
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Part of the pioneer neighborhood, this park is very small. On A hot day it would be worth a visit for the shade offered by the many trees.

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hard to believe this is smack dab in an urban environment; sure wish L.A. had something comparable. Beautiful water falls and trees provide a lovely and tranquil environment; great place to bring a bag lunch or just take a break after walking around the city.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Would have been cool if it was open and running. But it was closed and I didn't have the opportunity to see it or enjoy it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very cute little place. Not something you wanna make you top attraction but if you are already nearby visiting Klondike Gold Rush Park, CenturyLink Field or King Street Station and you have extra time on your hands - take a break, go there. It is very nice and relaxing.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I'm surprised how few people know about this gem of a park. It is in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle and very small, but the sound of the waterfall and the greenery makes it a wonderful retreat.

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Renton, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you want to forget for a little while where you are, go no further. This little oasis has one waterfall and is a nice little garden. Great place to read a book or sit and just think.

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Hayden Lake, Idaho
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nice, quiet place, pretty trees and flowers, beautiful falls. I saw tables but didn't realized it's not a cafe. Went to a nearby coffee shop and came back to enjoy my cup of coffee and pastry in peace and tranquility.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Powerful sound of the waterfalls, while you sit at one of the many bistro tables they have set up around this cute little garden/park. I didn't care for the area much...bit uncomfortable (homeless people were there...but they seemed harmless) but when you find this place, you just can't believe how peaceful it is (even with the roar of the waterfall!)

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Portland, Oregon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I found the Waterfall Garden by accident. I was wandering around the neighbor, heard the splashing water and was intrigued. It was rather frosty and rainy when I was visiting, but I imagine that this would be a nice place to take a break or eat lunch on a warm day. But even on a cloudy day it was lovely... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

First, let me say this park is quite small. Some people have been disappointed by this. Second, people have said that the neighborhood the park is in is 'sketchy'. I didn't see this when I visited. The park is actually quite close to several attractions including the Underground Tour, the Smith Tower and Occidental park. It was a little hard... More

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