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Washington Park Arboretum

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Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Address: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Phone Number:
+1 206-543-8800
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great Park - Great Hiking

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

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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.

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denver, co
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

TERRIBLE detour signage. I tried to see the Arboretum in the fall/winter of 2016 and had trouble navigating and couldn't park. Very difficult to get to.

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Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The arboretum is bigger than I expected, with a lot of different walking paths. We walked around for a while and ended up getting lost on the way back because we took the wrong path. It is a beautiful natural area, and a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank claudia r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A great park for hikes, views, and picnics. Immerse yourself in the overwhelming greenery. Definitely go for the fall colors. Very nice if it is foggy, also, for brisk walks, fresh air, and contemplation.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Dog-walking paradise, birds galore! Lovely & well-maintained paths with beautiful specimens in any season. Can feel a little lonely for a walk alone, but I feel safe with my large dog, and usually see other joggers, walkers, families, but it is so huge as to never feel crowded. Some idiots let their dogs run free, spoiling the ambiance for everyone... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Washington Park Arboretum is one of the nicest spots to visit in the Greater Seattle area - especially considering that you can visit for free! My wife and I especially enjoy visiting during the spring months when you can catch the camellias, azaleas, rhododendron, fruit and nut trees and much more in bloom. The well kept grounds are enormous... More 

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