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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98195-8010
+1 206-543-8800
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Obliteride 2017

We booked a room to facilitate participation in the Obliteride to raise funds for cancer reasearch... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fall City, Washington
Beautiful Park in Seattle!

This park is definitely a must-see while in Seattle. It is a very relaxing and calming place that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks 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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“japanese garden” (104 reviews)
“foster island” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This park gives you a quiet place to relax. It has many hidden places. You can walk to Foster Island and the Montlake cut from there, with spectacular views of the Cascades and the Husky stadium.

1  Thank Annette R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful sunny day in Seattle. In search of a place to walk, we found this gem. Even though the flowering bushes were finished for the season, the huge Sequoias, other trees and the occasional scent of perfume like blooms was impressive. We...More

Thank grammytoyou
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We can't visit Seattle without visiting the arboretum. Many paved or graveled trails mean congestion-free meandering possible. Well placed benches mean respite from city noise. Mature specimens are an astonishing sight. The visitor center is so very helpful with questions, maps and current flowering plants....More

Thank happytobehere73
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great place to see trees and shrubs from all over the world. My favorite is the Japanese Garden. The visitor center is nice as well.

Thank keen241
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Very well maintained walking trails, lots of interesting information about the trees and plants from around the world. The map app they offer for your mobile device looks really helpful with real time information about specific displays and plants available as you move about the...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We took an Uber out from our hotel in town, and it was well worth it. It's a lovely and manageable stroll from one end to the other. Normally I think we would end up at the Japanese Garden, but because they are constructing a...More

Thank NJChisoxFan
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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