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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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A Nice Light and Scenic Trail

As a Seattle resident, this park is a fantastic place for a light and scenic trail. I specially... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seattle, Washington
Prettiest walk in Seattle

I don't know why this isn't ranked higher. It is a bit out of the way, but a cheap Uber ride, and... 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (106 reviews)
“foster island” (13 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

As a Seattle resident, this park is a fantastic place for a light and scenic trail. I specially loved the part of the trail that goes through the Foster and Marsh islands.

Thank Taha_mb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know why this isn't ranked higher. It is a bit out of the way, but a cheap Uber ride, and it is gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous...walked a couple miles on the paths taking in the nature. One of the best parks I have ever been...More

Thank Philip J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and breathtaking. The trees were impressive and the quiet walk was wonderful. It's a great spot to get away from all the fuzz of the city.

Thank noloc21
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are beautiful views, lots of birds, plants and trees to see. This is a fun area to walk and see many types of surroundings.

Thank Tereasa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fall color was incredible. We enjoyed a quite secluded walk through the arboretum. It was a nice break from urban downtown. The Japanese garden was a short walk from the Arboretum. It's worth going to both.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a first-class Arboretum, with many micro-climes and geographic zones represented. Due to the mild climate, the Arboretum is good for viewing from April into early November.

2  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large park that is amazing to walk around. It is rarely crowded. There's always an attraction every season-Spring is especially beautiful. If you're visiting the nearby Japanese Gardens, why don't you take a quick trip here!

Thank Siddharth Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a place to just take a wander or a more purposeful walk if you must. Just enjoy. I love each season for the various beauty you will find here.

Thank clkeegan2016
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Lovely, peaceful place to visit, especially when the trees are blossoming. Be sure to walk all the way to Lake Washington - it's quite close, and the views are really cool. Just be forewarned that the latter part of the trail along the lake can...More

1  Thank Reade
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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

1  Thank chessbuff
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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