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Huntley Meadows Park

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Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703-768-2525
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Perfect place for a nature lover

It is a great park in the middle of suburban area. It offers different paths to walk. Very enjoyable, specially when the weather is mild. Avoid week-ends when it is easy to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Washington, D.C
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is a great park in the middle of suburban area. It offers different paths to walk. Very enjoyable, specially when the weather is mild. Avoid week-ends when it is easy to find screaming and crying children.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Huntley Meadows is an unexpected marshy area not far from Old Town Alexandria. It's heaven for bird watching and getting a look at marsh animals in the rough. I was stunned to see a bunch of snakes twisted together.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Looking for serenity? This is the place! As usual, avoid rush hour! Otherwise, enjoy the breeze off the river and take time off for yourself.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great place to take kids or just stroll by yourself. The nature center isn't very large, but has some hands on exhibits that interest the kids in particular. The major path around the park is about .6 miles out and if you make the circuit, probably about 1 1/2 miles, but you can stroll slowly. We saw... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Huntley Meadows offers visitors a true balm to the soul after the noise and traffic of Northern Virginia. There are trails, a visitor center, and a fantastic boardwalk out over the marsh. Dozens of birds, frogs, turtles, butterflies, and deer are almost always visible.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Quite and peaceful, yet close to DC. Not a very large park, but just big enough to get a nice outdoor experience.

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Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is such a great spot for birding, dragonflies, beaver, nature! You can enter from 2 different roads, get a very different experience on Boardwalk or the from the other entrance, check them both out.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have visited here often to enjoy a quiet walk in the woods or along the boardwalk enjoying the wildlife (turtles, birds, etc.) It is a wonderful respite from the bustle and helps ground me and calm me down at hectic times. I enjoy how each season can be such a different experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you live anywhere near Alexandria, you absolutely must head out for a nice walk through Huntley Meadows Park. Tucked away near Telegraph Road and Rt. 1, simply park in the ample parking area, stop by the visitor center (no cost to visit, but your donation will certainly be appreciated), and go on to for a lovely walk through the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place for a nature walk - lots of animals to see as well as a number of birds. Who would have thought that there was quite a large park in the middle of the suburban sprawl that exists in Northern Virginia. Definitely a must-see for anyone who visits and/or lives in the Northern Virginia area (particularly in Alexandria). Free... More 

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