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Pacific Bonsai Museum

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Address: 2515 S 336th St, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus, Federal Way, WA 98001-9769
Phone Number: +1 253-353-7345
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of...

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. We feature world-class bonsai from the Pacific Rim nations of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events.

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I took a French exchange student to the Pacific Bonsai Museum actually twice- first time unfortunately it was closed (Monday). The second time, however, I was surprised with how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a French exchange student to the Pacific Bonsai Museum actually twice- first time unfortunately it was closed (Monday). The second time, however, I was surprised with how many bonsai they had! It was beautiful and they even had a skateboard exhibition paired with select bonsai. Great free gem!

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Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a cool place to get off the freeway and have a bit of a picnic and stretch our legs. Beautiful displays.

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Auburn, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend from Hawaii is a Bonsai fan. The Bonsai museum is worth the visit. The museum is free. The Bonsais are large, and unique and some of them are quite old. You can also visit the rhododendron garden which is next door, also free. There is also a cute gift shop. Please leave a donation to support these botanical... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need to relax for a few hours this is the place. The bonsai displays are breath-taking works of artistry and beauty. Some of the trees are over 100 years old. Each turn offers a another work of botanical art. I was there during skateboard exhibit. Artists painted their interpretations of the bonsais on skateboards that were hung in... More 

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Federal Way
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art of Bonsai is simply amazing. Every time I visit the garden I want to sit on one of the benches and just enjoy the trees.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is the most comprehensive bonsai collection we have seen in the United States. Of course, it doesn't compare to some in Korea and Japan, but it comes very close. This is a place where a bonsai lover can spend an afternoon. Like most such places it has a gift shop filled with overpriced mementoes. Those who are not familiar... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a superior bonsai collection featuring some very old and large bonsai. It is certainly a place a person should visit if you have any interest in bonsai. There are many amazing plants in the collection. It is right next to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden which is one of the best collections in the world of rhododendrons. These... More 

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Thank Harold G
Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful trip through talent we all wish we had when pruning our yards! The addition of skate board artists was a whimsical treat and something that made the age-old tradition of bonsai somewhat more accessible... Updated presentation of an age-old art form!

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Thank Katherine F
Portland OR,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We enjoy seeing bonsai displays, and this is an excellent collection. It changes through the year, so it's worth a return visit. A new show just opened, with nice accent plants and trees on load from collectors.

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was really impressed by this place. There are a lot of bonsai to view and plenty of information for each. It was enlightening to see the different choices made by each artist and the influence of their native cultures.

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