October 10th, 2016324 views
Less than two miles from the Capitol Building lays the hidden gem of the United States National Arboretum. With over 446 acres of gardens, forest and winding roads and paths, the National Arboretum provides plenty of attractions for nature enthusiasts, tourists, and locals looking for an escape from busy city life. Free admission makes this a can’t-miss stop whether you live down the street or are just passing through town.
Take in the beauty of the Capitol Columns as you stroll through endless acres of beautiful cultivated gardens or veer off into the lush forests for a quick jog. Make time to visit the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, where you can view exquisite bonsai art and other plant life. The United States National Arboretum is a functional research facility as well as a living museum, providing fun, relaxation and education for the whole family. Check the website for events and updates.