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Pacific Bonsai Museum

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Address: 2515 S 336th St, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus, Federal Way, WA 98001-9769
Phone Number:
+1 253-353-7345
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of...

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. We feature world-class bonsai from the Pacific Rim nations of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events.

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I knew nothing about Bonsai

Took my kids to the museum, both were rolling their eyes when I tried to explain what we would see. All three of us had fun seeing the amazing display. Told my co-workers they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Milton, Washington
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Milton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Took my kids to the museum, both were rolling their eyes when I tried to explain what we would see. All three of us had fun seeing the amazing display. Told my co-workers they should go, but they just rolled there eyes. I later took my wife who loved it. Both times I visited, no one else was there. Don't... More 

Thank Brinnon
Dupont, Washington
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My daughter and I had an hour before we had to be somewhere. She lives near the Bonsai Museum so we decided to go for a visit. It is in a beautiful setting on the Weyerhauser Campus and entrance for the bonsai museum is free. It is very small but the Bonsai are beautiful. There is also a Rhododendrum museum... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I have visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum on more than one occasion but our most recent visit was the best one yet. There is a spectacular array on display at the museum with a number of different types of Bonsai including a number of older plants. This attraction is worth the drive, be sure to check the... More 

Thank DAE208
Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I am reviewing the Bonsai Museum for a second time because It really is a different place depending on the time of year. Now in the fall the leaves change colors, when the trees are bare you can see the form. In the spring fresh green leaves sprout and the tree begins to take shape. In the simmer many bear... More 

Thank daxdad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The bonsai trees are so beautiful. I was astonished at the size of some of them. My nine year old really enjoyed seeing them and was really impressed with the skateboard decks that were on display along with the trees. The entire area around the bonsai museum is just beautiful. If you're looking for a nice, quiet, peaceful, outdoor activity... More 

Thank Bridget H
Federal Way
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely. Quiet and beautiful. Learn the history of these beautiful spectacular Bonsai. Easy to walk. Benches available near by to observe or take a little rest. Easy access for walkers and wheelchairs too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of people don't even know this place exists. We discovered it 25 years ago when we first got into bonsai. This exhibit is world renowned and offers a very impressive diverse selection of bonsai, some on loan from collectors all over the world , & some are so old their age is unknown. Highly recommend anyone who's interested... More 

Thank Gina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Have visited it a number of time and gotten good ideas for our garden. We placed a bonsai tree next to our waterfall and it really sets it off.

Thank Adam R
Rainier, Oregon
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love bonsai plants but I never knew there were so many varieties of trees that could be used for this purpose. The placards were informative. I would have a tough time selecting my favorite for sure. There are also wonderful shaded seating around the outdoor museum. There person in the gift shop was very helpful and answered all my... More 

Thank doubleb342
Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It's outside. It's nature. It's artistic. Currently it is displaying skate decks painted by popular local artists that create a theme that matches the bonsai. I'm bringing family next time.

Thank Doug H

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