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Washington Park Arboretum

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
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+1 206-543-8800
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Absolutely beautiful! Worth going.

It was absolutely gorgeous and much bigger than expected. The greenery and trees are overwhelmingly verdant and so relaxing to be among nature.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was absolutely gorgeous and much bigger than expected. The greenery and trees are overwhelmingly verdant and so relaxing to be among nature.

Thank Emily C
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice big park. There were a number of paths that you could take so you could get lots of walking done. We did run into a number of paths that were blocked and they didn't tell you until you were at the blocked off part so there was a lot of backtracking to get on a path that goes all... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because the park is putting in a new major trail things are a bit disrupted when you go for a visit this spring. There are still many spots that aren't affected by the construction. Fun fact, Puget Sound Beekeepers Association keeps several beehives in the Arboretum.

Thank Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arboretum is breathtaking! There are so many species of trees/plants. Its great to go in April when everything is blooming! Although there are many people there is doesn't feel too crowded. I am a local and love visiting this often!

1 Thank Blake98144
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from downtown, definitely better to drive to this destination. What a vast, clean, quiet and wonderful place this is to walk around for a few hours. Our group chose to walk through the nearby Japanese garden as well. Definitely worth the time spent getting here. There are reportedly 40,000+ varieties of plants/trees to see - if I remembered the... More 

1 Thank LarLar312
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess it depends on when you go here, but we caught the cherries trees in full bloom in early April. It is a relaxing, open park with many areas of beautiful landscaping.

Thank Reg1956
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the grounds of the Arboretum while trees and plants were blooming and it was spectacular. We did quite a bit of walking; everywhere you could think of, but you could go for a shorter stroll than what we did. We put on some miles that day. The Japanese Garden part is also quite beautiful and was in full... More 

Thank CaptTrouble
north Seattle
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

West of Downtown and near by the University of Washington is the arboretum. Lovely walks through an urban forest capped by a pocket Japanese garden, all nestled in lovely residential neighborhoods and close by Madison Street with good food and good specialty stores.

1 Thank G9418YNrichardt
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Accessible by city bus, the Arb is a great place to see an outstanding exhibit of plants -- especially in the Spring and Autumn. There are many walking trails with crushed pebble surfaces. Also connects to Lake Washington ship canal. A new bike trail under construction thru the park.

1 Thank B. Bruce B
Modesto, CA
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

What a treasure you have... a place to get away from it all. Even in the rain I enjoyed. Took an Uber here from Woodland Zoo. Would have been nice to sit on benches but that will wait until a sunny day.

Thank MaryModesto

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