Nature & Parks in Washington DC

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Nature & Parks in Washington DC

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  • Ashley D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning showcase of American history and culture. With iconic monuments and vast green spaces, it's a must-visit for anyone exploring the nation's capital. Be prepared for long walks and crowds, but the experience is definitely worth it.
    Written March 19, 2024
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  • Sheargenius55
    New Hampshire91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed this garden. I came with family and there was something for everyone. Beautiful array of plants and so many great informational cards throughout. We look forward to going back.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • crw22crw22
    Savannah, GA120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glorious grounds. Get there early when the doors open at 10am. Parking is easy if you are early. Free and convenient. We bought tickets online and planned to do the tour.

    Our day in March was chilly but the gardens were outstanding with roses, cherry blossoms and daffodils. We loved the pet cemetery and the beautiful orchids growing in the greenhouse. Of course we loved the Russian cottage, asian gardens and touring the elegant rooms was unbelievable. We had the super luck to have Mitchell as our tour guide. He was brilliant, funny and kind with an army of knowledge about every detail. We loved every dish, egg, jewel, dress, painting, chair, china cup and even the dog bed. Even the kitchen was a fun surprise.

    We had a great day learning about one of our American royals.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Jose R
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    To be a free attraction is pretty ok. Some areas are well-maintained, some need TLC. They no longer have the pandas, they’re now living in China, but still lots of the promotion surrounds the panda theme. It took us about 4.5 hours to see everything, including stops. They beehive playground needs some renovations and cleaning so we didn’t play there. Also we didn’t do the carousel because we ran out of time. The sea lions were really fun.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • Kris F
    Elk Grove Village, IL61 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Daily flooding makes the path muddy in spots, but I'm happy I was able to see the blossoms before the big renovation. I was also able to see Stumpy.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • William T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is so huge and we only had a couple of hours. Will definitely have to go back during the different growing seasons!
    Written March 18, 2024
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  • Bamabelle2023
    Washington DC, DC84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gardens were absolutely beautiful! Especially during this spring time when all the flowers are blooming! The museum was cool too but kinda weird. It felt a little misplaced but you don’t have to pay for it so checking it out doesn’t hurt.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • JoeNathan9249
    Saint Paul, MN6,100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of lovely, unusual and varied sculptures - very fun to walk through this place. We were here in November, 2023. It's quite close to the mall, free to walk through and has plenty of benches.
    Strongly recommended.
    Written November 20, 2023
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  • federico l
    Milan, Italy6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating exhibition center, with multiple, thought-provoking installations and a beautiful garden of sculpture.
    Only disappointment the cafeteria which is a unnecessary rip off ($9 for an almond croissant)
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • Stephen B
    Philadelphia, PA33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a very pleasant walk four miles upstream from our hotel to another destination. We had been there a year before, but this was a more ambitious walk.

    The path is well maintained and attractive. It is a great place to spend some time, whether you are using it to go somewhere or just to unwind.
    Written May 4, 2023
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  • Catzmother
    Pine Knoll Shores, NC557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This hotel was fantastic in every way! The location is perfect for access to the museums on the National Mall and the wharf - very easy walks and very accessible. The staff is exceptionally friendly and the rooms are large, comfortable, beautifully appointed and quiet. The only slight negative was the shower - the pressure wasn't as strong as I prefer but it was a minor issue. I can't wait to stay there again!
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Didn't know our first President (George Washington) was born along the river area. You can experience the river many ways by going on a sunset dinner cruise, by a water taxi, etc. I went by foot from the Mount Vernon Trail. Very calming environment.
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Patrice A
    Grosse Pointe Park, MI101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best kept secrets in Washington. The memorial was appropriate in size and nature, in a frontier like landscape. It was appropriate for his legacy. Stay and hike the trails. It is only accessible on the Virginia side of the river. It was poorly signed and is easily missed if you're not paying attention. This island is walking distance from Georgetown.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • FoodLovrr
    Minnesota140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're going to be in the Georgetown area, I recommend visiting Tudor Place. Interesting history and architecture, and the gardens are lovely. The docent said each tour is different based on their interests/emphasis. I would happily go back.
    Written July 20, 2023
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,869 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Enid Haupt Garden alongside the Smithsonian Castle, is a fantastic oasis of flowers, palms, shrubs, and trees, with peaceful walkways and relaxing spots to recharge. The garden is especially welcoming on hot days of sightseeing. The gardens are named for publisher Enid Haupt, who was a great promoter and patron of American horticulture.
    Written August 30, 2023
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