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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  • A sunny day 10th of April, visiting Arboretum at the beginning of spring after a rough winter is a great excursion. Plan to repeat in 10 days to see the difference, greener trees. A place you can walk...  more »
  • This was my first ever trip to the Arboretum....it is down the hill from the Capitol and most of my other visits to D.C. it was closed or undergoing renovation. Being that we visited during the middle...  more »
  • we had a step on guide on our bus telling us of the history and variety of plants and research being done in this "park"; enjoy the bonsai collection and the herb collection; great for a nice relaxing...  more »