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Pacific Bonsai Museum

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Address: 2515 S 336th St, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus, Federal Way, WA 98001-9769
Phone Number:
+1 253-353-7345
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of...

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. We feature world-class bonsai from the Pacific Rim nations of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events.

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If you like Bonsai, this is a must visit.

Weyerhaeuser Co. started this collection before donating it to the non-profit that now runs it. There are some really cool bonsai on exhibit here. definitely worth seeing if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff H
Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Weyerhaeuser Co. started this collection before donating it to the non-profit that now runs it. There are some really cool bonsai on exhibit here. definitely worth seeing if Bonsai are your thing.

Thank Jeff H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You've seen the sign along the freeway but never taken the time to stop by for a visit... make the time! This is a small but beautiful display of Bonsai specimens just a few minutes off of I-5 in Federal Way. Located on the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters campus, this garden is adjacent to the equally impressive Rhododendron Species Foundation Garden.... More 

Thank J S
Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wonderful stroll through calm spaces seeing the bonsai in nature. The bonsai was a warm up to the Rhody gardens next door.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to work at Weyeraheuser HQ, and took many breaks to just unwind and walk through the garden. Never got old as Bonsai and exhibit changes with season. Spring and fall are best seasons. One of those surprising gems beyond your expectations. Got an hour? Tired of driving? Want to experience something beautiful? This is the place.

Thank Chasbo22
Milton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Took my kids to the museum, both were rolling their eyes when I tried to explain what we would see. All three of us had fun seeing the amazing display. Told my co-workers they should go, but they just rolled there eyes. I later took my wife who loved it. Both times I visited, no one else was there. Don't... More 

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Dupont, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My daughter and I had an hour before we had to be somewhere. She lives near the Bonsai Museum so we decided to go for a visit. It is in a beautiful setting on the Weyerhauser Campus and entrance for the bonsai museum is free. It is very small but the Bonsai are beautiful. There is also a Rhododendrum museum... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I have visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum on more than one occasion but our most recent visit was the best one yet. There is a spectacular array on display at the museum with a number of different types of Bonsai including a number of older plants. This attraction is worth the drive, be sure to check the... More 

Thank DAE208
Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I am reviewing the Bonsai Museum for a second time because It really is a different place depending on the time of year. Now in the fall the leaves change colors, when the trees are bare you can see the form. In the spring fresh green leaves sprout and the tree begins to take shape. In the simmer many bear... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The bonsai trees are so beautiful. I was astonished at the size of some of them. My nine year old really enjoyed seeing them and was really impressed with the skateboard decks that were on display along with the trees. The entire area around the bonsai museum is just beautiful. If you're looking for a nice, quiet, peaceful, outdoor activity... More 

Thank Bridget H
Federal Way
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely. Quiet and beautiful. Learn the history of these beautiful spectacular Bonsai. Easy to walk. Benches available near by to observe or take a little rest. Easy access for walkers and wheelchairs too.

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