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United States Botanic Garden

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 202-225-8333
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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I know this place must be amazing when it is completely functioning but we caught it as they were getting set up for Christmas. What was wonderful was the exhibit of all the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know this place must be amazing when it is completely functioning but we caught it as they were getting set up for Christmas. What was wonderful was the exhibit of all the monuments from DC made of natural materials!

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Denton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is beautiful and is a must see for any flower lover. The orchid collection is lovely. I want to go back in mid-spring as we went in the heat of summer some of the outside plants were not in bloom.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The botanic gardens are always a highlight when in the nation's capitol! The lines were long to see the train exhibit but that was to be expected over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was well worth the wait to see the various homes, national parks and monuments made out of plant materials. Our young grandchild greatly enjoyed the various trains.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanical Gardens were quite beautiful. We went through it in an hour or less, but thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no admission fee, and it is a thoroughly enjoyable place to walk through. I like to spend about an hour here going through each wing taking time to view each of the types of flowers. It is interesting no matter the season of the year.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found street parking and paid at a little kiosk. Despite the lack of color in the exterior gardens there was still plenty of things inside that were very fascinating. If you are curious about plants it is an enjoyable experience. My daughter kept saying she felt like she was in another world. I found the medicinal garden to be... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you have only 45 minutes to spare, this is a lovely, indoor stroll. Impressive! Offers up some gorgeous sights and delightful scents!

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick stop, but worth it. Some unusual and interesting plants. You'll learn a lot by visiting here. Plan to spend an hour or so enjoying the flora. This attaraction is appropriate for kids and there are even garden centers where they can have a little fun getting their hands dirty.

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Olney, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanic Garden is a smithsonian museum and is free. It has several species of flowers and species of plants to see. well worth the stop

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place; it suspends the outside world, and is much larger than expected. With all sorts of tropical trees and plants and rubber trees and endless orchids and exotic plants, it is like being transported to the Amazon. The family will love it.

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