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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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really well sign posted

Walked there from Washington University - once in the park we found it really well sign posted... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ann t
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Dublin, Ireland
Seattle arboretum just off the Univ of Washington

This is a beautiful place to spend some relaxing time just walking around and relaxing. When the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
seattletraveler5
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seattle
via mobile
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Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (111 reviews)
“foster island” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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+1 206-543-8800
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"japanese garden"
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"foster island"
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"trees and plants"
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"full bloom"
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"great walk"
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"azaleas"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked there from Washington University - once in the park we found it really well sign posted - plants were labelled - which really helps when you are from another continent and not familiar with all the American varieties. Real treat - visitors centre and...More

Thank ann t
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to spend some relaxing time just walking around and relaxing. When the trees are blooming it is really beautiful. The tea house is fun. And there is usually plenty of parking at one lot or the next

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a few hours at this arboretum. It is really big, so we only went to some of it. The Japanese maples are nice. We also drove to the other side and went to the Japanese Garden (admission charged there - small, but worth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arboretum has nice walking paths away from traffic and noise. We were there in late June so we missed some of the blooms but it was still very nice. Although we picked up a map at the office many of the tress and plants...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great place to take a relaxing walk and enjoy the view. I have been there in September and in May. Found the most beautiful time to visit in May. The flowering shrubs were breath taking.

1  Thank tipper22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our early May trip was perfect for spring flowers and flowering trees, but would love to come back in all seasons as there are such wonderful trails and wide variety of plants. This is truly a treasure. Miles and miles of easy trails - also...More

1  Thank dmelinemail
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful park, filled with gorgeous flowers and trees with plenty of walking trails to get your steps in and benches to sit on and people watch from. It was beautiful in May, but I bet it's even more breathtaking in the fall!

Thank ladydanger
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely tranquil Arboretum with walking paths to stroll through the extensive garden areas, azalea displays, parkland and picnic areas. A lovely gift shop with clean facilities and seating areas.

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The Arboretum is a wonderful escape. It’s a great way to spend a day exploring nature and a sunny day. There are many trails covering the expansive park.

Thank db7477
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to escape the increasingly busy Seattle while staying in the city. Beautiful quiet trails including the Azalea way that is a spring highlight

Thank loveDCA
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John S
23 May 2018|
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Response from Tloc1986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can ride a bike on all paved surfaces which run throughout the park.
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Deb H
5 August 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by bus. Check King County Metro bus schedule on line,
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Mike M
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Yes you can visit later in the day.
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