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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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B yooti full

It's so natural and pretty in the arboretum that you might end up creaming your jeans. And those... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2016
Alzor S
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Gorgeous Gardens and Trails

So much to explore and learn about: a perfect way to spend a half-day walking about and visiting... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2016
Ray Q
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Pasadena, California
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
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"capitol columns"
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"love nature"
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"walking trails"
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"anacostia river"
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"picnic lunch"
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"beautiful flowers"
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 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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Reviewed November 17, 2016

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

Thank Ray Q
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

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

Thank Christopher W
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

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...More

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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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Reviewed October 26, 2016

One of my favorites in DC. The kids love to explore the arboretum. Parking is surprisingly easy in the vicinity if you head over early in the mornings -- weekends only.

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Reviewed October 19, 2016

When I was trying to loose weight, I would go here every morning around 10:00 and walk. I was knocking out to birds in one stone, meaning looking at all the beautiful plants and flowers and getting my exercise in. Wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Native Q
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Went with boyfriend and friends. The arboretum is large and has various exhibits/places to visit. The bonsai area was really neat, as well as all of the different kind of peppers. We saw the columns that were originally at the U.S. Capitol in the 1800s...More

Thank PalomitaBlanca
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

As members of the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington/Hamilton we expected the National Arboretum to be as amazing as the RBG. It was not. There was very little to see and some of the roadways had detours that lead you back to where you...More

Thank Helene T
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We visited this place on recommendation of one relative and don't regret doing so. We had especially gone to see the Bonsai Garden. It has a tremendous collection of some amazing Bonsais. Some are centuries old. Japanese maple is the oldest being around 500 years...More

Thank ashray70
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shess09
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Victoria P | Reviewed this property |
No cost, most attractions in DC are free especially the Smithsonian Museums.
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Richard W
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Victoria P | Reviewed this property |
There is an inside upstairs area but it does not encircle the park. The upstairs portion is only housed within the arboretum.
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Laura J
March 1, 2018|
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Response from Equinox03 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of walkways so you can see plenty if your able to walk. You will definitely get your steps in.
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