U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC
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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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  • This is a natural park to New York Avenue in Washington, DC. And is inhabited by staff, various trees and blooming flowers in the garden, would instinctively toward the camera. Admission is free of charge.
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  • The are few places in the nations capital where the Autumn colors can be seen any better. To tell the truth though this "little acre" is a delight any time of year. 
  • I live in DC, and have been to the Arboretum numerous times. Some of the "exhibits" are constant, such as the Bonsai trees, or the columns but most of it changes seasonally. I was able to come in the ...  more »