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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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A Must-See

The arboretum and the adjacent Japanese Garden offers a delightful half-day of walking and ooohs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
River Edge, NJ
A bit of a disappointment

My wife was extremely excited to visit the arboretum. It was suggested by the staff that we walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
Broadway / Capitol Hill
+1 206-543-8800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The arboretum and the adjacent Japanese Garden offers a delightful half-day of walking and ooohs and ahhhs. The arboretum stretches nearly a mile one way to the Japanese Garden and so the same length walking back to the parking lot. One can drive to the...More

Thank chessbuff
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife was extremely excited to visit the arboretum. It was suggested by the staff that we walk on the road as most of the trails were undergoing extensive maintenance. Some of the areas we visited were in good condition, but there were others that...More

Thank S53QXrobertb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short bus ride from downtown when you need to relax. Take the 545 bus and walk about 15 minutes. Then after you walk through the garden and the Japanese Garden if you wish, take the 11 bus back downtown.

Thank John_SA4015YS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parc and world famous glass sculpture completing the decor, adding to the light, under the needle. Pictures to do.Worht th trip to Seatlle

1  Thank GuyLacombe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, green and easy to walk around. There are different trails around the park. Pick up a map to find the ones you like. A peaceful retreat in the middle of a bustling city.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice park, lots of shade, there are tracks in the forest as well as on a paved road cutting through the middle. Perfect place for a walk in nature!

Thank Fülöp C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We booked a room to facilitate participation in the Obliteride to raise funds for cancer reasearch at Fred Hutchinson. It was a very convenient base for the event.

Thank budcooper
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This park is definitely a must-see while in Seattle. It is a very relaxing and calming place that offers quiet walking trails and great views of plants and trees. It is especially nice to go first thing in the morning or in the evening when...More

2  Thank adss1230
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Take a drive, stroll or ride your bike through the beautiful and peaceful arboretum. Just steps from the hustle and bustle it'll calm you soul.

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Beautifully cared for and exquisitely presented displays. And, on a very warm day, a perfect place to walk and learn about our natural world.

Thank laurel833
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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,
Mike M
6 July 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can visit later in the day.
Marjorie Ann A
2 June 2016|
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
There's a very limited amount of parking inside the park. The largest lot is at the Japanese Tea Garden. There's another one over by the info center. The last "big" one is just north of the info center but may be closed... More