U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC

4.6
#3 of 30 in Outdoors in Washington DC
Garden · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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  • Whenever you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the place to go! I go here when i want to escape and meditate to become one with nature.  more »
  • Have lived in the area for 15+ yrs and finally went to check it out for the first time. It's MASSIVE. Tons of (free) parking and a great activity for all ages especially during COVID. Have public...  more »

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