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Address: 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
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+1 202-245-2726
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Fri - Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A Great Place to walk and see eve on a freezing day!

Difficult to get to if you don't have a car, but as a hiker I walked for 50 minutes from Noma-Galludet metro station (you might be able to get a bus) on an icy cold day. It was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Difficult to get to if you don't have a car, but as a hiker I walked for 50 minutes from Noma-Galludet metro station (you might be able to get a bus) on an icy cold day. It was worth the walk. Virtually empty on this weekday, it was a real pleasure to walk around. The trees were turning red as... More 

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never thought so much plant life could be in one building, and being it was Christmas, we had a chance to see the awesome decor along with all the wonderful displays.. A muct visit

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was just a quick visit with family before our dinner reservations, but it was very enjoyable to wander through the indoor gardens. They were decorated for Christmas, but the highlight was the National Park Centennial display. Throughout several rooms, there were miniature buildings, structures, or natural landscapes representing all the National Parks.

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Thank Sarah K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The are few places in the nations capital where the Autumn colors can be seen any better. To tell the truth though this "little acre" is a delight any time of year.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I live in DC, and have been to the Arboretum numerous times. Some of the "exhibits" are constant, such as the Bonsai trees, or the columns but most of it changes seasonally. I was able to come in the spring when the Magnolias were blooming and was overwhelmed with their beauty. But even when they were not in bloom, they... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Came here for the first time with my Pomeranian group, the dogs loved being outdoors and we loved all that there was to see. I had no idea! I have driven by this place for years and never ventured in. I will definitely be coming back....and with my pups too. great place for a picnic as well.

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washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

an amazing oasis in the middle of DC-- somewhat of the beaten tourist path. Hundreds of well-done plantings of every imaginable flower, bush, vine, tree, etc. Numerous walks -- the azalea walk is lovely in spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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 November 29, 2016

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 November 27, 2016

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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