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Pacific Bonsai Museum, Federal Way

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#34 of 127 in Museums in Washington State
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Nestled amidst towering conifers, Pacific Bonsai Museum is unlike any other museum. A grand outdoor setting with the elegance of a fine museum, the Museum boasts 100 bonsai and the most diverse collection in the United States. The Museum is the only public bonsai collection in North American not affiliated with an arboretum or botanical garden. Open free of charge six days per week, Pacific Bonsai Museum welcomes 30,000 visitors a year from nearly all 50 states and more than 20 foreign countries.
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  • The display is exquisite and the museum makes for a very nice respite on the drive off I-5 to and from Seattle. Each specimen is carefully displayed and accessible to the viewer. Keep an eye out for t...  more »
  • Beautiful walk through Japanese art. It's located away from the downtown so it's quiet and relaxing.  more »
  • While in Federal Way for another event we went to stroll through the free Bonsai museum. It was lovely. It took about 30 minutes to view the room with indoor trees read the plaques and explore the gar...  more »
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  • This is a lovely garden with deciduous and evergreen varieties of bonsai. It was interesting to see that some were collected in the wild and others were trained from the beginning to be bonsai. Some had been in training for under 20 years old and others over a hundred. We were lucky that in May, some were blooming, but regardless, they were all beautifully displayed and well worth a visit. We will be back.
  • Free parking, free entry, and just exceptionally beautiful displays. It was a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day!!!! They have donation boxes and we were moved to donate a bunch because they deserve support for what they do! Very soul-enriching!!!!! 😊
  • Beautiful bonsai trees! Actually much cooler as a place to visit than you'd think; I visited during Mother's Day weekend and we spent a lot more time here than we'd planned.
  • Beautiful gardens. Would recommend. Recommend to call ahead of time to see if they are in bloom and not twigs.
  • Great little place! Highly recommend visiting! It's great to go back when the art exhibits change.

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