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Pacific Bonsai Museum

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Address: 2515 S 336th St, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus, Federal Way, WA 98001-9769
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+1 253-353-7345
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of...

Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. We feature world-class bonsai from the Pacific Rim nations of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events.

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Bonsai Love

Very beautiful place! If you like Bonsai this is definitely a great place to see some of the prettiest around. Im from California where you just dont see these kinds of beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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California
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place! If you like Bonsai this is definitely a great place to see some of the prettiest around. Im from California where you just dont see these kinds of beautiful maples.... Very tranquil and peaceful place to visit all outdoors, even the garden next door is worth walking through and taking in all the beauty.. I definitely recommend... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum several times and at different times of year. I have always been awed by the masterful creations and appreciate the exhibit rotations through the seasons. The Museum is a must-see if you are in the area, and worth making the drive from outside the area.

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Thank LittleHoot
Federal Way, Washington
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Weyerhaeuser Co. started this collection before donating it to the non-profit that now runs it. There are some really cool bonsai on exhibit here. definitely worth seeing if Bonsai are your thing.

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Thank Jeff H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

You've seen the sign along the freeway but never taken the time to stop by for a visit... make the time! This is a small but beautiful display of Bonsai specimens just a few minutes off of I-5 in Federal Way. Located on the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters campus, this garden is adjacent to the equally impressive Rhododendron Species Foundation Garden.... More 

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Thank J S
Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful stroll through calm spaces seeing the bonsai in nature. The bonsai was a warm up to the Rhody gardens next door.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I used to work at Weyeraheuser HQ, and took many breaks to just unwind and walk through the garden. Never got old as Bonsai and exhibit changes with season. Spring and fall are best seasons. One of those surprising gems beyond your expectations. Got an hour? Tired of driving? Want to experience something beautiful? This is the place.

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Milton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Took my kids to the museum, both were rolling their eyes when I tried to explain what we would see. All three of us had fun seeing the amazing display. Told my co-workers they should go, but they just rolled there eyes. I later took my wife who loved it. Both times I visited, no one else was there. Don't... More 

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Dupont, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My daughter and I had an hour before we had to be somewhere. She lives near the Bonsai Museum so we decided to go for a visit. It is in a beautiful setting on the Weyerhauser Campus and entrance for the bonsai museum is free. It is very small but the Bonsai are beautiful. There is also a Rhododendrum museum... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I have visited the Pacific Bonsai Museum on more than one occasion but our most recent visit was the best one yet. There is a spectacular array on display at the museum with a number of different types of Bonsai including a number of older plants. This attraction is worth the drive, be sure to check the... More 

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Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I am reviewing the Bonsai Museum for a second time because It really is a different place depending on the time of year. Now in the fall the leaves change colors, when the trees are bare you can see the form. In the spring fresh green leaves sprout and the tree begins to take shape. In the simmer many bear... More 

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