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Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #7 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a nice short hike. Dogs are welcome, but not on the wetland observation areas. There is a lot of plant and animal life including beaver dams and many frogs and birds. This is family friendly, a very easy walk. There is a welcome center with water fountains.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A wonderful place to walk, some woods, some wetlands. Limited parking. Off the "beaten track" but a very short distance from U.S. 1. Favorite of birders. Small exhibition area in visitors center. That's where the restrooms are and it is not open every day. The park is free. 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria, VA 22306. Check the website for special events.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A really nice walk around the park through wetlands and woods. The visitors center is well done and the staff is very friendly. They ask for donations and they deserve them. A favorite walking place for locals.

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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable and the trail through the wetlands was so neat for the kids. Our group especially liked the tall platform where you can look out over the wetlands. The gift shop and indoor exhibit were also really great for small kids. Would definitely go back to see the different seasonal animals.

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Washington, D.C
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Every visit is different and we have seen many different type of turtles, ducks, frogs, herons... It is great place for photography. The visitors center is very nice. We are lucky to have such a park in the middle of the city. Great conservation project.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Huntley Meadows is a combination of paths through woods, and wooden walkways over a swamp with lots of beavers, herons, geese, etc. There is also a visitors center, and it is great for kids because they do moonlight classes on frog hunting and other things, There is always someone hanging around to explain the different kinds of duck weed. There... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I really enjoy this park in early spring, before summer time vegetation comes in too thickly, as it makes it easier to see wildlife. To be honest, I'm not very good at spotting wildlife, but I have seen turtles, muskrats, frogs, deer, squirrel (of course) and lots of different kinds of birds. I don't know much about birds so I'm... More

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a great place to walk. It has been substantially upgraded from what it was 10-20 years ago. For visiting information call 703-768-2525. The walk is on a user friendly small grain gravel and it is flat. There is also board walking through the marshes and water areas. Very nicely laid out. We started on the Heron Trail and... More

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North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Any time of year is a good time to see this place. Bird refuge has a wooden walkway over the wetlands and you can see beavers, birds, and deer all around. It's right off Route 1, but it feels like you're miles from the city.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a wonderful place to walk or job and get away from the noise of the city. Go see wildlife or just stroll among the trees. Lovely.

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