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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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Every city has a great park to escape

This is one of my favorite places to escape the increasingly busy Seattle while staying in the... read more

Reviewed today
loveDCA
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Seattle, Washington
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Beautiful in May!

The Arboretum in beautiful to stroll through, especially in May with all the flowers blooming. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ellenoftroy728
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Chicago, Illinois
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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: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"fall colors"
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"walking trails"
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"year round"
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"great walk"
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"sunny day"
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"azaleas"
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"nature"
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Reviewed today 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Arboretum in beautiful to stroll through, especially in May with all the flowers blooming. I spent about three hours here exploring, but I’m sure you can spend more time picnicking or laying out on the grass. Definitely worth a stop to get a taste...More

Thank ellenoftroy728
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The spring and early summer is a great time to visit with a wonderful range of flowering trees and bushes. The Dogwoods, Rhododendrons, Camellias, Peonies, Azaleas, Tulips and more were in bloom. The arboretum is meticulously maintained. A wonder walk through great beauty.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is woven into the surrounding neighborhoods, and provides an easily accessible escape, whether you're looking to walk among huge trees or laze on a picnic blanket smelling the flowers. If you come in the summer (and you should), admire the many flowering rhododendrons,...More

Thank Sophie F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is the best part of our Seattle tour. It was a last minute decision to visit this place and glad it did not disappoint. The arboretum is large, beautiful, refreshing and enjoyable.

Thank Gerry M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seattle Arboretum is big, gorgeous and is cared for by people who are learning about plants and caring for them. It's truly a must. You'll be able to wander in nature, and also learn. Everything is tagged with who they are - scientific and...More

Thank Kate P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my favorite park in Seattle. There are plenty of trails to walk some chipped others graveled. Beautiful trees and flowers. Park benches are available. Take the afternoon and explore this beautiful area. The Japanese garden is next door. Admission to arboretum...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite park in the area. The park is MASSIVE and is just a natural beauty, this is the place to go on a sunny day and you want to have a picnic.

Thank David I
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 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 14 April 2018

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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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
6 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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