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Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

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Jointly managed by the city of Seattle and the University of Washington, Washington Park Arboretum displays a vast collection of plants, flowers, trees, and other vegetation from around the world. This area spans nearly 81 ha (200 acres) alongside Lake Washington in north Seattle. Wander among its themed areas and ecological habitats. Stop by the visitor center for information about the resident flora and fauna, which include both exotic and local plants, plus turtles and a variety of birds. Stroll across leafy pathways and wooden bridges surrounded by lily pads. The arboretum hosts the city's Japanese garden and provides many opportunities for you to hit the lake in a rented kayak or canoe. Watch forĀ a view of the university's Husky Stadium across the lake. By using our Seattle tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Washington Park Arboretum and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • Do your research and look up the Arboretum map, because this place is huge. Lots of running/walking trails. Good amount of parking lots. Beautiful, wooded, park-like setting. If you need a break from....  more
    Do your research and look up the Arboretum map, because this place is huge. Lots of running/walking trails. Good amount of parking lots. Beautiful, wooded, park-like setting. If you need a break from....  more »
  • So many paths to wander with markings for trees and plants of interest, great place away from the hustle and bustle of the city with plenty of fresh air to enjoy 
    So many paths to wander with markings for trees and plants of interest, great place away from the hustle and bustle of the city with plenty of fresh air to enjoy  more »

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