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United States Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-225-8333
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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 ecosystems. U.S. Botanic Garden campus includes the Conservatory, the National Garden, and Bartholdi Park.
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100 Maryland Ave. at First St. SW, At the east end of the Mall, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great underrated Smithsonian. Great scavenger hunt for the kids. The sky walk thing is cool too. Good place to lose the crowds.

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nature is so beautiful and lovely! If you have forgotten this, you will be instantly reminded of this fact!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Washington on one of the hottest days of the year this botanic garden was really a treat. You can spend approx one hour in here and get a glimpse of their collection. Despite the high temperatures we loved the greenhouse which really gives...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have a ton of time to plan my family trip to DC, so I mostly expected to just figure it out when we got there, because the choices of how to spend your time there are just overwhelming. I did familiarize myself with...More

1  Thank umbek
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Reviewed 1 week ago

DC in August is unbearably hot and unfortunately, much of the botanic garden is tropical, so not an escape from the heat and humidity. It is small, we probably spent 40 minutes inside and out. There is a kids area if you want to let...More

Thank Audrey G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not worth coming here if it is raining. Otherwise it is kind of cool. I did enjoy seeing trees and plants that were around 50 ft. tall. They have plants from all over the world. There are many sections, not just in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably not the best place to go on a 95+degree day but when in Washington DC it is a must for lovers of flora and fauna. You will walk through rain forest conditions to air conditioned sections. The Children's Garden is great for little ones...More

Thank Sandi20170
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit. Bring your significant other, children, spouse, or friend. Take a moment, to take in the sight and smells. Remember to bring your camera to caught the wonderful memories.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at the Capitol building waiting for our tour bus and since it was 92 degrees outside we decided to see the garden. We were glad we did because it is absolutely beautiful. There is a huge variety of plants, flowers and trees on...More

Thank Samuel A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick stop in DC on a road trip home. We are so blessed to be able to drop by and walk in to this welcoming, magnificent, beautiful, tranquil haven. This is a fabulous glimpse of our country. We try to visit when...More

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Cheri B
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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.
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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.
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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.
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