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Address: 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national...

Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national treasure contains 446 acres of fabulous flora and fauna and is especially known for its Asian, azalea and conifer collections.

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Short visit for the Bonsai Exhibit

We made a quick trip here to visit the Bonsai Exhibit on a recommendation. It was amazing! I could not believe that some of the trees on display have been "in training" for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Titusville, Florida
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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a quick trip here to visit the Bonsai Exhibit on a recommendation. It was amazing! I could not believe that some of the trees on display have been "in training" for hundreds of years. The display that detailed the origin of the exhibit was also very interesting... and free!

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've now been here two times in the last few months and both times enjoyed the visit, but left with lots of notes for improvement.This place is a bit of a hidden spot, as I've lived here for a long time and had never been and the same was true of the other longtime residents/friends who I ventured out here... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A national treasure popular with couples, families, and especially walkers with on-leash dogs. We caught a nice weather Sunday in mid-February and loved walking around (with our dog), having a picnic (in designated areas), then driving around to see more of this great facility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wasn't really thrilled about coming to this exhibit but sure glad I did. One of the best things to do in my opinion.

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Chevy Chase
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are beautiful old bonsai-s, 3-4 hundred years old beautifully arranged small trees, you must see once. Some of them organized like little forest for fairies and elves, or for little japanise clay bonsai maker figures.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the US National Arboretum is among the highlights of what Washington DC has to offer. While it's open all 4 seasons of the year... and therefore it varies from visit to visit, comfortable weather in the Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit. Plan a full day, and bring a packed picnic lunch! While there are several... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to take guests if you want to get out of the city. There are a lot of beautiful sections to walk around. I also love the bonsai exhibit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Arboretum is a bit out of the way for most visitors although uber/lyft can get you there and pick you up. You will be rewarded with beautiful, unsullied acreage. My favorite part is the "national herb garden"--who knew? You can walk for miles or just toddle around the close-at-hand gardens.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow its been awhile since I have visited the Arboretum. It was the greatest get away for lunch. Since it was only 13mins from my job in N.E In the summer,spring and early fall you get to see all of the greenery and flowers. There is a special place up on the hill overlooking the Anacostia River. Several benches are... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and relaxing with the colors of spring and fall. The bonsai collection is world class; don't miss it.

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