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Potomac Park

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Address: Washington DC, DC
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,302 reviews 1,302 reviews
660 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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44 helpful votes 44 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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218 attraction reviews
1,576 helpful votes 1,576 helpful votes
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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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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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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66 helpful votes 66 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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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
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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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