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Waterfall Garden Park, Seattle

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Visit a Japanese garden right in the heart of old Seattle at Waterfall Garden Park, a park created by Masao Kinoshita. Following traditional Japanese design, Kinoshita added one thing: waterfalls. Stroll the grounds and let the numerous surrounding falls lull you with their surreal mountain setting. This attraction once housed the original United Parcel Service office, until it was moved in 1977. Consider bringing a picnic and enjoying a snack at one of the cafe-style tables. Use our Seattle trip generator to add Waterfall Garden Park and other attractions to your Seattle vacation plans.
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  • Visit Pionner Square and forget this place is unforgivable. It is a very cool Area within an area where there are shops all over. Takes long time... care is not by hours and might find it off or closed.
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  • Tiny gem of a park. Great place to put your feet up and eat your lunch on a nice day. (There are tables). Not a major sight, but an enjoyable little stop if you're in the area. 
  • This park is small but very relaxing. There are lots of chairs to sit at. The walls around the park plus the sound of the waterfall itself helps to drown out the city noise in the background. I grabbe...  read more »
  • Neat concept, best utilized as a lunch spot. Not a attraction that I would recommend going out of your way to see if you are visiting in town.
  • Hidden gem, great outdoor relaxing space in the middle of the city. 17th floor in the Russel Investments building is the same.
  • This is a nice little vacation from the surrounding historic district low-end-of-downtown buzz that permeates the area. Grab a bite to go from one of the nearby restaurants, take a seat, and just relax in an environment made for just that purpose.
  • I first visited this waterfall park in the late 1970's. The ionization of the water vapors are refreshingly invigorating in the midst of an urban landscape. I found it very insightful that a hugely successful business like UPS could have begun at this Seattle location with a simple idea, "A fast reliable small parcel delivery service." ***ALSO, please someone correct the Google intro. comments. It's a monument to the people of UPS and not the USPS.
  • A nice little getaway in the neighborhood where you can bring a book and chill out. In the summer there are a few too many tourists, and the chairs are not that comfortable, so bring a cushion if you plan to sit for more than an hour.
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