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Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Mayland Avenue SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
National Mall
+1 202-225-8333
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The indoor gardens themselves were beautiful and it was fantastic to see interactive activities such as plant stamp bingo! The star of the show though was their model train set up!! Just wow, it was so mesmerising to watch all the different types of trains...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was off season so the outside gardens were not at their best. However the greenhouses were well worth a visit and this being the holiday season, the trains were out. It was very festive.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At the base of the capital, this place is wonderful! A variety of climates within a greenhouse.....go anytime! And it’s free

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a train exhibit for the holidays and it was packed with children. Go during the week if you can. The gardens are beautiful, even in December.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Destination790716
Reviewed 1 week ago

December is a great month to visit the gardens as there are two special exhibits. One is the trains which are so spectacular. The other is the main buildings in DC are replicated in an exhibit made from only plants. So much talent and creativity....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoraciSauce
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is wedged in the east end of the mall, check it out though. The inside is neat as well. The climate controlled areas take you through several different climates and the plants that thrive there. Very well done.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2017 Theme was roadside attractions. I reminisced on spots I'd been to and spots I missed! Mental note "The Big Duck" New York ? "Worlds Largest Basket" amongst other Roadside Attractions! All with a train that took you to these fun locations.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maura Nelson Education Specialist Access and Program Services is the absolute BEST! I cannot thank Ms. Maura enough! It was a Wednesday night before Thanksgiving and I had contacted her by email initially and she was super quick to respond to my request for an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jdizz77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you leave time to visit as there is a lot to see. We enjoyed exploring this before our visit to the Capitol.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was pouring rain outside. We waited in line for 30 min with a 3 year old under the rain to get in. It was well worth it after we saw the joy on our 3 year old’s face watching different trains going around and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Cheri B
10 June 2018|
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Response from panpanda | Reviewed this property |
We went 8 days ago when it was pouring rain and had a wonderful time inside the museum.
Melanie B
5 May 2018|
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Response from roadwarrior96 | Reviewed this property |
no. the botanic garden is an enclosed facility. park your bike outside. near capitol end of the mall.
Melanie B
5 May 2018|
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Response from bobU8601WK | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot, but frankly you wouldn't want to. A slow contemplative perambulation is the best way to see what is there.