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U.S. National Arboretum

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3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
+1 202-245-2726
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lots to see!

We were not able to spend a lot of time here, but still found it really enjoyable. If you had more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Independence, Iowa
Some very beautiful and interesting displays

This is a hidden treasure in Washington DC if you are interested in any kind of plants, shrubs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Established in 1927 by an Act of the United States Congress, this national treasure contains 446 acres of fabulous flora and fauna and is especially known for its Asian, azalea and conifer collections.
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3501 New York Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-1958
+1 202-245-2726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not able to spend a lot of time here, but still found it really enjoyable. If you had more time,you could definitely be there awhile. Loved the chocolate tree!

Thank tjnels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden treasure in Washington DC if you are interested in any kind of plants, shrubs, flowers, etc. Parts of this huge expanse (I dont think you could possibly take it all in in a day) seemed to be showing signs of neglect...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazingly diverse park. We first visited grounds around the visitors center, then the bonsai complex, an international treasure that is so much more than a plant display. I'd heard about the set-up of columns from the old Capitol, but the nearby herb and rose...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Spent a few hours here on a weekday morning. I was surprised that there weren't more visitors. The price is right - free - but it is a bit off the beaten tourist path. We spent time wandering the culinary plant garden. There were lots...More

1  Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a free attraction in Washington DC. It is a bit difficult to get to but worth the trip. You can spend the better part of a day walking around the arboretum enjoying the exhibits and ample outdoor space. There is also plenty of...More

Thank fred z
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wander to your hearts content and be overcome with the wide diversity of plants on the grounds. Would not recommend in the heat of the summer, and be sure to bring along a water bottle.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is my second time visiting the arboretum. My last visit was over 18 years ago, and perhaps my memory is a bit faded, but I remember the arboretum being beautifully maintained. On this recent visit, everything seemed a bit shabbier. I imagine they have...More

Thank Equinox03
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I've come here for many years and seen many changes. At first it was basically an azalea garden sprawling down a hillside, then they added a woodland path with ferns and bulbs, then came the columns (at first I thought they were weird, now they...More

2  Thank tarapatiki
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located outside the main attractions of Washington DC the arboretum in August was a total disappointment from the moment we arrived. We followed our GPS and arrived at a gate that was supposedly closed - although it was open but the security guard made us...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My husband and I decided to take a ride down to DC to just hang out really as we love going there. But we wanted to find someplace we had not visited before-and I found the National Arboretum and in particular, the Bonsai and Penjing...More

Thank Sharleen56
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13 April 2017|
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Response from gelatogirl72 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk from the entrance but you can also drive around by car (we needed to drive there last year as we had over 102 F and sun...too hot to walk). There are "internal streets" within the Arboretum. You will see the... More
Shelley H
18 January 2017|
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Response from GLearn | Reviewed this property |
The National Arboretum is located at 3501 New York Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002. Use 2400 R Street NE for GPS which will bring you to the R Street gate. Their website says: "There is free parking and a Capital Bikeshare... More