U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC

4.6
#3 of 31 in Outdoors in Washington DC
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. Put U.S. National Arboretum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Washington DC route website.
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  • It was a cold day and so the arboretum was packed. It was worth the stop and there were many beautiful plants. Fun stuff to do outside as well. Great place for children.  more »
  • OK, so this can be hard to get to. Even by car, our GPS lead us astray. However, once we arrived it was so worth it. Don't forget to see the bonsai and the original steps/pillars from the capitol...  more »

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