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Washington Park Arboretum

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Address: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Phone Number: 206-543-8800
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of...

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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If your into roses and gardens this is a must see. Very tranquil and well maintained facility. Well worth the trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your into roses and gardens this is a must see. Very tranquil and well maintained facility. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to walk any season of the year. In the city, but miles from the buzz. The winding pathways travel throughout the lush park, providing a canopy from the sun, and shelter from the rain.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Arboretum is beautiful to drive through and for walking. My mother-in-law loved taking us through the area looking at the incredible variety of foliage. A beautiful place to picnic. Well worth the visit on a warm day.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of Seattle's jewels! A wonderful place to take in the Spring Cherry Blossoms and flowers. A great place to unwind from the Seattle traffic stress. And if you're here do not miss the Japanese Garden close by!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entire arboretum is an oasis in the city...and the Japanese Garden is an oasis within the oasis. It is beautiful all the time but April and May when the rhodies and azalea are in full bloom make it spectacular. Tea house offers tea and dessert. Chado, tea demonstrations, available. See website for hours. Kayak rentals available near UW>

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in August 2016 and at the time there were some ground works taking place. I would imagine that it is a beautiful place in the autumn with all the different hues. We did enjoy our walk around parts of the arboretum. It was a really hot day and we got a bit lost, and we didn't find the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Arboretum is large, so look at the maps to determine where you want to go and what you want to see and do. You can walk under a canopy of trees or sunbathe beside the lake or sit and watch the boats make waves on the lake. Be aware that construction is going on in several parts of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge construction project going on from one end to the other. Still open but not sure how restful or quiet it may be.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The part of the arboretum we toured looked nothing like the photo here. It was just a woods, with different areas certain trees and paths throughout. We did not have time to see many of the areas. It is a nice hiking area, but not what I expected.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can easily spend several enjoyable hours walking the trails in the Arboretum. I've never been there when it was crowded. That doesn't mean that it never does get that way. I may have just been lucky. I always enjoy coming back because I like the outdoors and this is a pretty place to see lots of outdoorsy stuff. If... More 

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