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Washington Park Arboretum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice walk through the gardens

Take a breather from downtown and go out to Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens. Quick Uber... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice Walk

I explored just a section of the Arboretum and what I saw was great. Lake view, little bridges... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.
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2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-543-8800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a breather from downtown and go out to Washington Park and the Japanese Gardens. Quick Uber ride there and back. Well kept and quite peaceful.

Thank tmscott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I explored just a section of the Arboretum and what I saw was great. Lake view, little bridges, ducks, and U of W crew practicing.

Thank IdahoGirl83716
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited this park a week ago while I’m animal/house sitting And I have Walked the dog here every day since. Have yet to take the same trail or see the same things! If you like cool trees definitely visit

Thank xplore73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum is a delight to visit, no matter what the season or weather. A landmark garden with many trails.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived a few blocks from the Arboretum for the past 28 years so we take advantage of the trails and nature as often as we can. We recently walked the new path and enjoyed the beautiful weather and outdoor activity. Six weeks ago...More

Thank rookie669
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite a trek to get to this park from downtown Seattle. We did the loop trail, which was hard to follow owing to the lack of signage. The trail veered off and on a shared cycle path, which at one point was dangerous,...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I loved coming here in winter for ideas for more colorful plants during winter. The spring and summer here is a feast for the senses. If you enjoy beauty, nature, or gardening you’ll have a litter of kittens with excitement.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We spent a sunny morning here and enjoyed some beautiful trails while getting our steps in. If you take a Lyft ride from your hotel like we did, you'll get a couple of different addresses when you type in arboretum. One is for the foundation...More

Thank Morgan C
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Lots of trees and bushes to see. Disappointing that there was very little of color to see when were there in July. I'm sure it is far more colorful in the spring. An increase in signage would help as there were many times we were...More

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We enjoyed exploring the various gardens and views. Easy to walk and very comfortable weather, photographer friendly and centrally located. A great way to begin the morning.

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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Quite flat!
John S
May 23, 2018|
Response from Tloc1986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can ride a bike on all paved surfaces which run throughout the park.
Deb H
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by bus. Check King County Metro bus schedule on line,