Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

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Jointly managed by the city of Seattle and the University of Washington, Washington Park Arboretum displays a vast collection of plants, flowers, trees, and other vegetation from around the world. This area spans nearly 81 ha (200 acres) alongside Lake Washington in north Seattle. Wander among its themed areas and ecological habitats. Stop by the visitor center for information about the resident flora and fauna, which include both exotic and local plants, plus turtles and a variety of birds. Stroll across leafy pathways and wooden bridges surrounded by lily pads. The arboretum hosts the city's Japanese garden and provides many opportunities for you to hit the lake in a rented kayak or canoe. Watch forĀ a view of the university's Husky Stadium across the lake. By using our Seattle tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Washington Park Arboretum and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • We enjoyed a few hours at this arboretum. It is really big, so we only went to some of it. The Japanese maples are nice. We also drove to the other side and went to the Japanese Garden (admission char...  more »
  • The arboretum has nice walking paths away from traffic and noise. We were there in late June so we missed some of the blooms but it was still very nice. Although we picked up a map at the office many ...  more »
  • It is a great place to take a relaxing walk and enjoy the view. I have been there in September and in May. Found the most beautiful time to visit in May. The flowering shrubs were breath taking.  more »
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