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United States Botanic Garden

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Address: 100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: 202/225-8333
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First...

A truly green spectacle, with a jungle, a National Garden with a First Ladies water garden, a rose garden and exhibits on ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Beautiful plants and flowers!

The building itself is beautiful and has many plants and flowers varieties, is a nice activity for a rainy day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is beautiful and has many plants and flowers varieties, is a nice activity for a rainy day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I haven't been in a while but it is indeed a beautiful place to visit. There is a peacefulness about the Gardens; if you have allergies take your med and enjoy a little piece of heaven amidst the chaos of Capitol Hill.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like nothing you've ever seen before...the science and the preservation are amazing. The ravel trough thr diffent world eco-systems, Every school child should see this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Guide said it is very popular to locals on cold winters day! But nice for visitors on a HOT & HUMID summer day too!!

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Batavia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to rest and relax on the city. Outdoor and indoor gardens. We enjoyed the different areas with different climates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to 'unwind' from the hustle of the city. Perfect for a rainy day. Meander and wander the grounds at your own pace. A truly peaceful way to regroup and relax...enjoy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Botanic Garden. It is free, beautiful, large and I can spend a whole day there learning about all the different botanicals of our world. I often visit on my birthday or during the children's springs breaks. My elementary-aged childred loved the Scavenger Hunt style activity that is available at the front desk. We made it a regular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled up on the Botanic Garden while walking to the Mall. It was a great find. So many gorgeous plants and walking paths. Also - the bathrooms are super nice!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time visiting both the garden and the conservatory after 5-10 visits to Washington. The outside garden was quite nice given the high heat; not a lot in terms of shade however. The rain garden gave me the impression on the map that there would be water in the area but alas that is not the case. Inside the conservatory... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the lines can be long during the holiday season, the themed train displays then are great for kids. The rest of the year, when there aren't any lines to speak of, the garden has excellent displays that are especially welcome during the depths of winter.

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