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Potomac Park

Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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Address: Washington DC, DC
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln...
A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
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Beautiful park!

This is quite a lovely park, especially in the spring and summer. The cherry blossoms are beautiful here, and it's right on the Potomac, which is always a nice view!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a nice park along many beautiful memorials. It is a nice place to take pictures and exercise. There were a lot of people jogging and enjoying the beautiful weather. The river is nice and there's peaceful scenery everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While strolling along the river I was fascinated to spot some otters just keeping themselves busy. The whole place was nice and quiet and so peaceful. I love seeing the river even when it's cold outside, it is indeed a relaxing area.

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Rome, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here while in DC due to the great reviews and it's location on the Potomac. We enjoyed ourselves by watching airplanes come and go at Reagan National Airport. There are tables, grills, benches, bathrooms, and sidewalks to walk on that puts you two feet from the river. Note: BRING BUG SPRAY! I live in the Adirondack Mountains and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is quite a lovely park, especially in the spring and summer. The cherry blossoms are beautiful here, and it's right on the Potomac, which is always a nice view!

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a "must see" site while visiting Washington. The West Park includes the FDR monument, the ML King monument and the Jefferson Memorial as well as the Tidal Basin. It is particularly beautiful during the April cherry blossom season with the delicate blooms covering a pathway along the shore. The East Park stretches all the way to Hains Point,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It would be fun to have a picnic here on a warm summer day. They keep it very clean and the landscape is great!!!!!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Potomac Park is the main park that contains the subdivisions of East Potomac Park and West Potomac Park. It's located in the Southwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The park and its components are operated by the National Park Service. The Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pool is the park’s northern boundary. The Washington Channel marks the eastern boundary, and the Potomac River... More 

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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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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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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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Address: Washington DC, DC
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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