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  • Timing: 04:00 am - 11:30 pm


    04:00 am - 11:30 pm


    06:00 am - 05:00 pm
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    Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, United States Show on map
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About Discovery Park, Seattle

Discovery Park is an escape away from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. Situated on the western part of Seattle, it is a 543 acre park with a beach complete with a lighthouse and also houses the United Indians of All Tribes Daybreak Star Cultural Centre.

The park has well-marked paths that lead to the beach or for a hike up to Lawton Fort which was a military base previously but has now been closed down. The cemetery adjoining is also a very calm place. The waves lapping up to the shore, the serene environs of the trees is very relaxing. There are over a 200 species of flora and fauna that have been recorded so it's a must visit for nature buffs. It can be trip for half a day or so to spend in re-charging your senses, soaking in the sights and sounds of nature. The view of Puget Sound with Mt. Rainer in the distance, on a clear day it's one of the most pleasing sights Seattle has to offer. 

The Daybreak Star Cultural Center is the central activity center for Native American tribes. The building's structure integrated features of modern architecture and Native American art and culture. It is an auditorium and art gallery and a place where Native American cultural events like the Pow wow- a dance are organized occasionally.

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Discovery Park Information

  • This park is for moderately healthy people for trekking and enjoying the wilderness.
  • Attire is sports or casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Make sure to stick to the paths demarcated beforehand or there are chances of getting lost.
  • Wheelchair access is available upto the beach.

Discovery Park Opening and Closing Hours

  • Park hours: 4am–11:30pm
  • Environmental Learning Center: 8:30am–5pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

How To Get To Discovery Park by Public Transport

  • Bus: W Emerson St and  Magnolia Blvd W-19, 24

Restaurants Near Discovery Park

  • The Walrus and the Carpenter 
  • Anthony’s HomePort
  • Mondello Risorante Italiano

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  • 9 ReviewsDuration: 8 hour

    Kids enter for free in October when accompanied by a paying adult. Explore 1,800 acres that are home to over 3,500 species of exotic animals on your African safari. Discover "The Dark Continent" on this journey through the plains and forests.

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  • 32 ReviewsDuration: 6 hour

    Kids go free in October when accompanied by a paying adult! Spend an enjoyable day visiting the famous San Diego Zoo, home to over 4,500 rare and endangered animals, in addition to a vast botanical collection.

    From USD 52 Per Person View Deal
  • Duration: 8 hour

    Experience San Diego Zoo with its many exhibits, attractions and shows. Spend the day seeing endangered animals and discovering the exotic plants that lay within! Journey to the heart of San Diego and visit this wonderful zoo.

    From USD 65 Per Person View Deal
  • Duration: 7 hour

    Go on a real Safari Adventure and get up close with some of nature's most beautiful creatures including giraffes, lions, reptiles, and a wide variety of birds with the amazing San Diego Zoo's Safari Park Tour.

    From USD 82 Per Person View Deal
  • 9 ReviewsDuration: 1 day

    Admission is free to over 40 of the top San Diego attractions and tours with a Go San Diego Card. Visit the San Diego Zoo and LEGOLAND and enjoy unlimited visits to many top theme parks, and save up to 55 percent on retail admissions!

    From USD 89 Per Person View Deal
  • Duration: 5 hour

    Take a GPS-guided tour in the Storytelling Car® and see for yourself why TIME Magazine called GoCar "The Most Amazing Invention of the Year!" Let GoCar be your guide through an exciting loop of San Diego.

    From USD 243 Per Person View Deal
  • Duration: 2 hour

    Take a GPS-guided tour in the Storytelling Car® and see for yourself why TIME Magazine called GoCar "The Most Amazing Invention of the Year!" Let GoCar be your guide through an exciting loop of San Diego.

    From USD 116.64 Per Person View Deal
  • 28 ReviewsDuration: 1 day

    Explore San Diego at your own pace! Visit more than 100 points of interest in San Diego and Coronado on a full-day hop-on hop-off narrated tour. Jump on board one of the green or orange trolleys and ride around town, seeing the best sites in San Dieg

    From USD 39.95 Per Person View Deal
  • 1 ReviewsDuration: 3 hour

    Segway through San Diego's gorgeous Balboa Park on a 3-hour tour of America’s largest urban oasis. Weave through a forest of trees along the park’s vast network of paths. Pass San Diego Zoo and the Spanish style buildings that feel more lik

    From USD 109 Per Person View Deal
  • 2 ReviewsDuration: 12 hour

    Discover more than 4,000 animals and 800 species from all over the world at the San Diego Zoo, known to have one of the largest collections of exotic and wild animals in the world.

    From USD 143 Per Person View Deal
  • Duration: 8 hour

    The San-Diego Zoo is a must see for kids and adults alike! Discover some of the most exotic creatures from all around the earth at this world-class zoo.

    From USD 73 Per Person View Deal

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  • Pretty cool to see a walking park with trails and paths in the middle of the city this size. Seems like a great place to get exercise or just enjoy nature. There are only four parking lots with one of those needing a permit. We didn't have a permit so we parked about a mile and a half from the beach, which ended up being our intended destination. The hike to the beach was fun to trail find (It's pretty well marked off) and would have been even better had we been prepared to walk that far but it was still very enjoyable. If you're in the city but don't want to drive out to the boonies to experience nice hiking and nature trails, this is a pretty cool place.

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  • Discovery Park is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The park features dozens of walking trails, both well-tread, and seldom taken. Forest, meadows, and a beautiful beach await eager parties in this quiet reserve. Discovery is by far my favourite park in the Seattle Proper area and I would highly recommend to anyone to devote a day to exploring all it has to offer.

  • It is a great place! I wish we had more time to explore it as there is so much to do here. The only bad thing is we didn't know you need a permit to park in one of the 8 spots near the beach. They expect people to walk 1.5 miles each way which is great if you have enough time and no kids. The view was great though!

  • This was such a cool spot. Flowers, lighthouse, rocks, and some sandy parts. We visited and of May and the water was freezing but some people were still in it. There are some great photo ops here and a handful of people were there for photo shoots. You have to drive to the end of the road, so it seemed pretty far within the park. Was a nice spot to see the sunset over the water and mountains.

  • Huge gorgeous park! Well trafficked but it's large enough that it's never really crowded. Beautiful fields, tons of wild crafting options, great ponds, trees, random wild apples everywhere...can't say enough about this place

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