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Washington Park Arboretum

Opens in 10 min: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Almost heaven

Easily accessed, eco friendly design of multiple small parking lots, well marked and maintained... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane S
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Olympia, Washington
Scenic and well maintained

We just stopped for a short walk. Many different side trails to venture off. Very clean and well... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Randorf
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Edmonds, Washington
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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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Easily accessed, eco friendly design of multiple small parking lots, well marked and maintained trails and areas, awesome layout, inviting nooks in which to read/study/picnic/meditate, nicely connected to sports areas (baseball, kayaking, jungle gym, gift shop...) to meet all the family's needs. Also, Master gardeners...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We just stopped for a short walk. Many different side trails to venture off. Very clean and well maintained trail. Just wish the road was a bit further away to reduce noise. Plan on going back when we have more time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Randorf
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Washington Park Arboretum is an awesome place to decompress from the big city, or while on vacation. Seek it out. You won't regret it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindamillerplays
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Early morning walks in the Arboretum rain or shine in the fall is spectacular with a vast amount of colored leaves.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flyer49er
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Despite it being Fall it was nonetheless a great place to visit. Ventured there with 3 generations! A Senior, a Son and a furry Grandson. All 3 enjoyed this peaceful, well maintained park! There was even a Totem pole to discover!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leolrc
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Beautiful Japanese garden that's not very large. My family liked it, as did everyone else taking selfies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ClioFrom5to7
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Why not make it a double header and visit it, the new trail east of the road, and the Japanese Garden on the west side of the road.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KeithGormezano
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Gorgeous scenery, calm environment, peaceful and serene. It's a delight to visit in this day and age of stress, rush and technology. Just take a step back, put your phone away, and enjoy the beauty of nature and some fresh air.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thetompsons57
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We only spent about an hour here but we would've stayed longer if we had time! The fall colors were absolutely amazing- great place for a hike or picnic. Even just driving around the perimeter is worth it to see the beauty! We walked down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hayleypl
Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you're like me in preferring transit it's easy to get to. There's a couple of different buses that run down 24th Ave E or E Madison St. When done you can head North to the university district/ West to Fremont/Ballard or South/West to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daily4
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Grace F
12 October 2018|
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Response from Explore796204 | Reviewed this property |
Leash only on trails, not allowed in certain areas like the Japanese Garden
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Grace F
12 October 2018|
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Response from seattletraveler5 | Reviewed this property |
yes i take my dog walking there on a leash and with poop bags... its very relaxing and beautiful in the fall.
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bhoppins
21 August 2018|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Quite flat!
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