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Potomac Park

Address: Washington DC, DC (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
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Ranked #135 of 461 things to do in Washington DC
Activities: Running
Owner description: A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam...
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Activities: Running
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A park which surrounds the Tidal Basin and includes the Vietnam, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
101 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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194 attraction reviews
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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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Chicago
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1,347 reviews 1,347 reviews
338 attraction reviews
725 helpful votes 725 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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