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“A trek, but a gem”

U.S. National Arboretum
Ranked #37 of 478 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national treasure contains 446 acres of fabulous flora and fauna and is especially known for its Asian, azalea and conifer collections.
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Getting out to Northwest DC will be the challenge, but once you're here enjoy the serenity brought to you by the US Department of Agriculture.

Thank Jessica C
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"bonsai collection"
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"capitol columns"
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"asian garden"
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"fern valley"
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"administration building"
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"trees and plants"
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"love nature"
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"walking trails"
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"children's garden"
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"anacostia river"
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"picnic lunch"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"full bloom"
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"worth the trip"
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"different areas"
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to take a walk (dogs allowed) or drive and take in the thousands of tree species they have, it is all laid out extremely well with lots of car parks dotted around the site. Kids can run around exploring too.

Thank jezzp
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is one of my favorite free places in DC, but it is quite far from the National Mall and other tourist attractions. It's typically less busy, is very big and beautiful, and has tree species large and small from all over the world. We visit at least 3 times a year, typically more, and every summer they have a very fun Bonsai festival. Highly recommend!

Thank Vanessa L
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The National Arboretum is a lovely place with a lot of beautiful vegetation. Of course, most of it is not the edible variety, so I was just using a buzzword to gain people's interest! I especially love visiting in the spring when the huge azalea collection is in full bloom. It is truly awe-inspiring and great for taking pictures of your loved ones in the midst of the floral explosion, or just of the lovely plants themselves. (I always like to put my loved ones in the shots to make them more memorable for them and myself.) For those of you visiting the DC area, make this close to the top of your list of things to do. And lest I forget to mention it, there is no entrance fee and the parking is also free.

Thank Reconnaissant
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This is a great place to go in any season. The bonzai exhibits are open year round but they close at 4.

Thank BLS1
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