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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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Peaceful and serene

A lovely place to visit after walking through the Seattle Japanese Garden located next to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tloc1986
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New York City, New York
via mobile
PEACEFUL

Not many flowers but the flowering tress were outstanding. There were many side paths and one could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caribbeancrazy243
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (109 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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"full bloom"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit after walking through the Seattle Japanese Garden located next to the arboretum. Admission is free and in April there are many flowering trees to enjoy. Spend an hour walking the paths, more for picture taking and/or sitting on one of...More

Thank Tloc1986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many flowers but the flowering tress were outstanding. There were many side paths and one could get lost here in a good way. A nice peaceful way to spend a couple of hours in a hectic town. A lot of the native flora was...More

Thank Caribbeancrazy243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great layout. It is made to wander in. We went in November and it was impressive. The landscaping is true art. Every section is poetry.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park spans a lot of area with excellent paths and trails. There's almost always something in bloom and the proximity to the water gives you a chance to see lots of ducks and turtles.

Thank Howie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

New trail is now officially open as of today. With a ribbon cutting ceremony today the 2 mile trail that they've been working on for so long is now officially open. This is a great time of year to visit the park as there are...More

Thank Alec D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden, great place to bring kids and pups for a walk! Lots of flowers and some good inclines to get that heart rate going if you'd like!

Thank heathern525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I strolled from North to South mostly on the lovely Azalea Way where there were trees in bloom. I also strolled through the pine tree area which had some massive trees. I only had one complaint: there were not many exit paths from the park,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just come and get lost in here. There's so much to see. Paths receive proper maintenance and allow for a wonderful day of exploring nature. The Japanese Garden is a great splurge as well. The arboretum is especially nice in the late spring through early...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe what an amazing job they have done on the Arboretum. It is completed and the trail is amazing, made for bikes/people/ dogs/strollers

Thank seastar87
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There at dawn, but really peaceful despite some traffic noise. Trails are very nice - dirt or wood chips.

Thank Terence O
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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
6 July 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can visit later in the day.
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Marjorie Ann A
2 June 2016|
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
There's a very limited amount of parking inside the park. The largest lot is at the Japanese Tea Garden. There's another one over by the info center. The last "big" one is just north of the info center but may be closed... More
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