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Washington Park Arboretum

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Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 2300 Arboretum Drive East, 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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Love this place. In April (typically), it's a great place to see lots of rhodedendrons and azaleas in bloom, and in fall the japanese garden is amazing with the maple leaves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place. In April (typically), it's a great place to see lots of rhodedendrons and azaleas in bloom, and in fall the japanese garden is amazing with the maple leaves turning color. Lots of great places to walk and enjoy nature close to the city. Free parking too, a bonus :)

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Runaway Bay, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful urban park. It's spectacular in spring but wonderful all seasons (if not raining). This area was all logged off over 100 yrs ago so it impressive how its regrowth has been managed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do you like free things to do? Do you want to be in a tranquil setting with a great variety of trees? This is a must hike in the city. There is a bit of city noise, hence this rating, BUT there are benches, picnic tables along with many tranquil locations. Sometimes it's like you're there by yourself! There is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the freeways and busy University District is this large beautiful park with extensive walking trails, water features and a large collection of trees and shrubs including rhododendrons, azaleas and hydrangeas. We enjoyed relaxing after our visit on the shaded patio of the visitor center

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SEATTLE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park features acres of beautiful trees and plants that bloom around the year. Wonderful place for photographers, and many wedding photos are taken here. Don't miss the Japanese Garden across Lake Washington Blvd--it's a little gem, quiet, photogenic with large koi to feed in the ponds.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The UW arboretum has a lot to offer: a Japanese garden, hundreds of tagged trees and plants, baseball fields, picnic spots, and azalea way. Visit in the spring when the rhodies and azaleas are in full bloom, it is spectacular. It is worth a visit any time of year if you like trees, but especially good in the spring.

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were researching parks for our son to visit and use as a stress-reliever during the school year. This is definitely the place.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot expect to walk all of the arboretum as it if too large an area. The Japanese garden is a good place to start as parking is free however the Japanese garden has an admission price. The walk to Foster Island is a wonderful way of seeing wildlife and wetlands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed walking around the Arboretum. It was a lovely sunny day which made it even more beautiful. The gardens are well kept and colourful. Grab lunch and make your way here, you will not be disappointed.

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Bellevue, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where it is a slow drive through the Arboretum or a stop on the inner drive at the shop and green house from where you can start a number of strolls, it will be a treat! There is always some kind of bloom or color all year long. The shop offers gifts, some small tools and books. A must see... More 

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