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Washington Park Arboretum

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Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Phone Number:
+1 206-543-8800
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Beautiful Park for Walking

2 great walk and they're building the third. Very seasonal, but all can be a rewarding visit. Great flowers in the spring. Pacific Gardens at the South end is interesting and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
John W
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

2 great walk and they're building the third. Very seasonal, but all can be a rewarding visit. Great flowers in the spring. Pacific Gardens at the South end is interesting and still developing. Lovely on a sunny day or bring rain gear and enjoy anytime.

Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

2 mile walk pn gravel, spectacular natural plantings of flowering shrubs, makes the "emerald city" proud

Thank Judith W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about this park, it's just beautiful. Well maintained, and very peaceful. We spotted a frog near the pond and plenty of large koi fish. A lovely place to take a few photos, for keen photographers like my husband.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place and im glad we went there .I guess with all the rain they get is the reason that everything is so beautiful and robust.Worth the drive there. On the way there went over some bridge {having passed the exit} and saw a Bald Eagle sitting on a lamppost.Would visit again.

Thank will10040
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not my first time to this fine park. As a long time resident of the Seattle area I can say with total confidence that no matter what time of the year you visit you will see something amazing. The sheer numbers of the specimens assured that there are new and interesting things to be seen.. Get out and... More 

Thank Ed S
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Washington Park Arboretum is a nice park. You can take a lot of nice walks and hikes while looking at the different plants and reading about them. You might even have a change of spotting some wildlife.

Thank JAZZ19902013
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The park has beautiful natural foliage to enjoy autumn colors and free to stroll about with nice accessible paths. Note that the Japanese garden is an extra surcharge. Would be 5 stars, but with ongoing construction, parking is hard to manage.

Thank Tim R
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm a plant lover, and being from Texas, our plant selection is rather limited. The ability to see so many beautiful forms of plant life all in one place, most of which would never manage the rough summer heat in Texas, was a true treat that I'll always remember. The walk is wonderful, and highly recommended. There has been construction... More 

Thank dfwwaterrestoration
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a must see and must experience. We walked the entire length and back and was in awe of the Fall colors. Not only the colors, but the diversity of plant life, along with its lushness. When you come, leave yourself time to enjoy the quiet and serenity of this place. Also, be sure to bring a camera, or... More 

Thank Gary D
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very nice natural area. Spring and fall are its best times. Sone homeless drunks or sketchy folks lurking. Dont go solo. Nice paths very interesting. Wirth sering.

Thank Travel333333A

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