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Washington Park Arboretum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Lovely garden in the city

Beautiful Japanese garden that's not very large. My family liked it, as did everyone else taking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Check out the new trail in the middle or East of Arboretum Drive.

Why not make it a double header and visit it, the new trail east of the road, and the Japanese... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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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.
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2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-543-8800
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful Japanese garden that's not very large. My family liked it, as did everyone else taking selfies.

Thank ClioFrom5to7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Why not make it a double header and visit it, the new trail east of the road, and the Japanese Garden on the west side of the road.

Thank KeithGormezano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenery, calm environment, peaceful and serene. It's a delight to visit in this day and age of stress, rush and technology. Just take a step back, put your phone away, and enjoy the beauty of nature and some fresh air.

Thank thetompsons57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent about an hour here but we would've stayed longer if we had time! The fall colors were absolutely amazing- great place for a hike or picnic. Even just driving around the perimeter is worth it to see the beauty! We walked down...More

Thank hayleypl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're like me in preferring transit it's easy to get to. There's a couple of different buses that run down 24th Ave E or E Madison St. When done you can head North to the university district/ West to Fremont/Ballard or South/West to get...More

Thank daily4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is a short distance from the hustle and bustle of city live and is surprisingly peaceful. We visited during azalea season and the scents and colors were gorgeous. The walk through the park was quiet and beautiful. Parking and much of the park...More

Thank Pharmergirl99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in Seattle can be loud and congested, Having a place like the Arboretum to use as a pleasant and calming interlude is a real joy. The landscaping and more open spaces were delightful, but special kudos go to the designers of the Japanese Gardens....More

Thank Carl V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arboretum is beautiful and best of all free of charge for admission and parking. We were there on a rainy day and it was still great.

Thank ROTNewYork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was such a nice break from the city views and wasn't too far from the city. We had the most peaceful walk and stopped at the Japanese Garden across the street at the bottom of the arboretum and that was absolutely amazing and...More

Thank rchicks318
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an incredibly beautiful park. We went on lovely October day! The variety of trees was amazing, with all the bright colors. We will be back here many times! Wonderful place for lovely walks. Biking also! Awesome!

Thank alanbZ1732RQ
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Grace F
11 October 2018|
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Response from Explore796204 | Reviewed this property |
Leash only on trails, not allowed in certain areas like the Japanese Garden
Grace F
11 October 2018|
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Response from seattletraveler5 | Reviewed this property |
As long as they are on a leash and you pick up poop. No problem. I just took my dog. A lot of people bring them. It’s beautiful right now. Enjoy.
21 August 2018|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Quite flat!