U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC

Categories: Gardens, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
U.S. National Arboretum provides a home for trees, gardens, and a botanical research center. The research center, established in 1927, continues to contribute important work to horticulture. Many of the species that grow on the 1.80 sq km (446 acres) are protected, so be sure to stay on the paved pathways during your self-guided tour. Bicycles are allowed on the roads that weave through the attraction. Narrated tram tours drive visitors throughout the grounds on weekends and holidays for a fee. Watch the site's website for information on outdoor exhibits and educational events. Plan to visit U.S. National Arboretum during your Washington DC vacation using our convenient Washington DC itinerary planner.
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  • I lived in the Washington, DC 2000-2002 and then Hyattsville, Maryland (a suburb) 2002-2012, and I often went walking - family, alone, with friends - in the huge arboretum, especially in the spring when you have the multicolored azaleas that cover a large hill foretee, and also in the fall when the leaves change from green to yellow, orange, red... The "Capitol Columns" are a nice surprise in the landscape. Kids always love the pond with water lilies and koi.
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  • We visited this place on recommendation of one relative and don't regret doing so. We had especially gone to see the Bonsai Garden. It has a tremendous collection of some amazing Bonsais. Some are cen...  read more »
  • Surprisingly not well visited, but cannot do so in the middle of DC not knowing seemed more quiet and secluded seemed unsure that the Arboretum. ^^:
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