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U.S. National Arboretum

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3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
+1 202-245-2726
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Great bonsai exhibit

The arboretum was a wonderful surprise that we had never been to before! The bonsai exhibit given... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Shelley B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Nice and peaceful stroll in the park on sunny day away from the noises.

This park is really huge with trails to go on for one or two hours or more. It is right off of... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Paul S
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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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3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
+1 202-245-2726
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

The arboretum was a wonderful surprise that we had never been to before! The bonsai exhibit given to the US in 1976 for our 200 anniversary was out of this world. Many trees from the early 1900s and one from 1625! Even this gardener with...More

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This park is really huge with trails to go on for one or two hours or more. It is right off of east bound New York Avenue on your way out from downtown Washington, DC. It is very peaceful and quiet park.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed October 23, 2017

The arboretum is a jewel. It is a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy downtown. There are native plants and more exotic plants. There are areas dedicated to plants of various regions.

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed October 18, 2017

the arboretum is awesome!!! if you love nature this is the place to visit. everything is well clean and well maintained and flowers plants even the grass is labeled. everything is free including parking. wonderful display of bonsai trees that have been gifted. great place...More

Thank girlcalledgrey
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We were not able to spend a lot of time here, but still found it really enjoyable. If you had more time,you could definitely be there awhile. Loved the chocolate tree!

Thank tjnels
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a hidden treasure in Washington DC if you are interested in any kind of plants, shrubs, flowers, etc. Parts of this huge expanse (I dont think you could possibly take it all in in a day) seemed to be showing signs of neglect...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed September 28, 2017

An amazingly diverse park. We first visited grounds around the visitors center, then the bonsai complex, an international treasure that is so much more than a plant display. I'd heard about the set-up of columns from the old Capitol, but the nearby herb and rose...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Spent a few hours here on a weekday morning. I was surprised that there weren't more visitors. The price is right - free - but it is a bit off the beaten tourist path. We spent time wandering the culinary plant garden. There were lots...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is a free attraction in Washington DC. It is a bit difficult to get to but worth the trip. You can spend the better part of a day walking around the arboretum enjoying the exhibits and ample outdoor space. There is also plenty of...More

Thank fred z
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Wander to your hearts content and be overcome with the wide diversity of plants on the grounds. Would not recommend in the heat of the summer, and be sure to bring along a water bottle.

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Response from justanygirl | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the entrance but you can also drive around by car (we needed to drive there last year as we had over 102 F and sun...too hot to walk). There are "internal streets" within the Arboretum. You will see the... More
Shelley H
January 17, 2017|
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Response from GLearn | Reviewed this property |
The National Arboretum is located at 3501 New York Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002. Use 2400 R Street NE for GPS which will bring you to the R Street gate. Their website says: "There is free parking and a Capital Bikeshare... More