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Address: 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
Phone Number: +1 202-245-2726
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Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national...

Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national treasure contains 446 acres of fabulous flora and fauna and is especially known for its Asian, azalea and conifer collections.

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So nice for an outdoor experience

Bonsai trees were awesome. Nice place for a run. Can't wait to come back in the spring or fall. The columns were cool!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bonsai trees were awesome. Nice place for a run. Can't wait to come back in the spring or fall. The columns were cool!!

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really cool to be at the White House...especially before the new administration comes in and gold-plates everything. The opportunity to wander (at your own pace on a self-guided tour) through and by the rooms where so many historic gatherings have taken place is awesome. All that having been said, and having toured a bunch of really nice and... More 

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District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They made small replicas of the momuments out of plants . So beautiful. This is a must see for anyone visiting Washington

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking through the Arboretum, reading the signs, and seeing some plants we'd never seen before. It was peaceful and lovely. We spent approx. 20 minutes as it was almost closing time, but would have stayed a bit longer.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge place to traverse, but then you have to have a sizable garden to grow thousands of trees. It is magnificent when the leaves have turned in the Fall when we visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's so natural and pretty in the arboretum that you might end up creaming your jeans. And those column things are dope!!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to explore and learn about: a perfect way to spend a half-day walking about and visiting all the different garden areas.

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Thank Ray Q
College Park, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place full of trees to make you forget your in the middle of our Nation's Capital. It's got plenty of areas for a picnic or a good walk in nature by yourself, or with a friend or dog

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Annandale, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved my time at the National Arboretum. I was there just one day after the Corpse Plant starting opening. The crowds were down and I could walk right up to the plant with no line and study it and take pictures. I enjoyed a leisurely walk through the Arboretum studying the many beautiful plants and taking pictures as I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Drove by this area the first time around. Very small sign and a larger 'service road' sign where you need to enter from the main road. Visited late Fall, so colors were not real great. The Capital Columns area was beautiful.

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