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Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
Phone Number: +1 206-386-4236
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and...

You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.

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Refuge IN the City

This is a terrific oasis near the heart of Seattle; we stayed near Lake Washington and had easy access to the Discovery park for a day of exploring in the woods and along the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a terrific oasis near the heart of Seattle; we stayed near Lake Washington and had easy access to the Discovery park for a day of exploring in the woods and along the seashore. Terrific pathways, whether you prefer paved or wooded this park has miles of them! Sitting along the beach near the lighthouse is a wonderful place... More 

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Fate, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking along the beach and to the lighthouse. We were able to admire a bald eagle perched up on the wire. Wonderful views!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

so glad we were able to visit this amazing park with its incredible views of the water, islands and mountains. Understand it is especially beautiful in summer with all the wild flowers.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was cycling through the area a week ago and thought I'd drop by Discovery Park. I'm a tourist and there wasn't a single sign warning 'no bicycles' at the gate I entered. Having cycled around for 30 minutes, a female staff member started shouting and behaving aggressively towards me, telling me it was 'no bicycles'. I explained there were... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a walk for a couple of hours. The directional signs are a bit confusing so I wandered just a bit before identifying the loop. Be sure to drop down to the beach if you are okay with hills and steps. The visitor Center isn't much - more for kids activities and a clean... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about Discovery Park so while visiting Seattle we decided to go check it out. Very pretty drive into the park. Wooded long drive. The park itself has beautiful views and a cool old lighthouse. It is worth a drive out to see. Nice place to park and hike around also.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Discovery Park on our second to last day in the Seattle area and were very happy that we did. The park is located not far from Downtown Seattle, but once you get on the trail you feel like your are " in the woods" and the ocean views are awesome. The hike to the light house was... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hike through a variety of settings. Easy trail, not challenging and well marked but can be 3 to 5 miles. Extremely scenic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We stopped by here and enjoyed a nice sunset. The beach is a bit dirty and there are no good eateries nearby.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We traveled to Seattle for a long weekend, but after spending a day seeing the city's sites, we felt the need for a less crowded activity before football games. We strolled through Discovery Park with our friends and their family. It was a great adventure. Giant leaves lined the path along with beautiful vegetation and greenery. The views from the... More 

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