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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Green Oasis in the middle of the city.

Great for a long walk. A long green belt in the city. Trees - flowers -birds - water. Lake Washington. Family friendly. No cost. Can drive through on a 2 way road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for a long walk. A long green belt in the city. Trees - flowers -birds - water. Lake Washington. Family friendly. No cost. Can drive through on a 2 way road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful spot, but under construction for a year! The Japanese garden across the street is beautiful in Fall/Spring and worth the cost of admission...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at the Graham Visitor's Center and walked over to the Japanese Gardens. Beautiful and so very green. It made this Texas gardener very jealous...

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not well marked and we were there in wrong time of the year...nothing interesting or in bloom. Much better gardens in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get to stay very long, but from the short time we were there, it definitely left me wanting to see more. Beautiful grounds that I easily could've spent hours walking through.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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