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Potomac Park

Washington DC, DC (National Mall)
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Ranked #131 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Parks
Activities: Running
Description: A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
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Chicago
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1,157 reviews 1,157 reviews
292 attraction reviews
519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I visited the Potomac Park while taking a tour of the Washington D.C. Area. West Potomac Park, the area between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, includes the Tidal Basin and the beautiful cherry trees. Hains Point on the tip of East Potomac Park, features the giant bronze statue

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Walking along the river in winter was terrific. It was cold but very pleasant and well worth doing. There weren't many people there which made it peaceful and nice.

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Washington DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I love to cycle or run at East Potomac Park. There are plenty of people there so it is safe. Now if you want to go on a picnic, I may not suggest this for you. Many locals fish here and there are remnants of fishing all around. Also, if there has been a lot of rain in the few... More

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Arlington, VA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This park, with its great views, water front, open spaces, golf course and generous parking, seating and tables should be a shining star of the district. Instead, it is trash strewn and inaccessible. The walking path is in such disrepair as to be treacherous; people don't even use it--they walk in the street! I saw plenty of park employees--taking naps... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

very beautiful and artistic cherry trees all over the park. there were also all sorts of other plants and flowers. A very good place to walk around, click photos, relax.

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District Height
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I would like to see the park get a facelift and more activities for the kids. I also need to have a safer walking trail. I have not been able to walk on the side walk, it is not even and has unsafe cracks on the ground. and the street is not safe, road has to be shared with bikers... More

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DC Metro Area
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We held our 15th annual family reunion in DC and took advantage of the beauty of the area. The weather was beautiful and the adventure was equally nice! Gets pretty crowded around this time of the year. You'll have to drive because there isn't transportation to get here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Only 50 m pubic swimming pool with a view of Washington Monument. Great place to spend time outdoors, walking running or biking, or enjoying the golf course or pool.

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Wickford, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have lived in DC for 10 years and never had a picnic in Potomac Park. Went back to visit friends this September and had a beautiful picnic right next to the Potomac watching the planes come into DCA...great day!

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

East Potomac Park has golf, tennis, swimming, great places to bike and picnic, and beautiful views. It is a nice oasis in south DC.

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