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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The best park for inspiration!

The best trails amoung other places Faifax county. Free entrance , beautiful nature , big variety of birds and other animals. It's place for professional photography.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Volgograd, Russia
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Volgograd, Russia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best trails amoung other places Faifax county. Free entrance , beautiful nature , big variety of birds and other animals. It's place for professional photography.

Thank AntonVolga
Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always a treat to commune with nature walking through this quiet wetlands situated between two major urban streets--Richmond Highway and Telegraph Road. The park is kept up well with walkways through the marsh, allowing visitors to be up close with a variety of plants, birds, and deer.

Thank HalGMosh
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Huntley Meadows is a tranquil oasis in a part of Fairfax County that is becoming ever-more built up. Its 1000 or so acres include well-marked walkways and paths that lead to a beautiful wetland that houses birds, reptiles, and mammals. It is not at all unusual to see a black snake in a tree or small turtles swimming in the... More 

Thank James C
Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

They have nice woodland trails and a great wetlands boardwalk. I love to photograph birds and wildlife. This locations provides a great location. You can see different birds as the seasons go by. You can see beavers, turtles, snakes, deer and other wildlife. The boardwalk in the wetlands area is very nice. There is a 2 story lookout area, that... More 

Thank Valkrider123
Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What a semi-hidden treasure. I love going here - you walk on a well kept wide wooden boardwalk in a circle with small optional paths into the woods. The boardwalk takes you over the marsh/grasslands. You are up close and personal with the wonderful creatures in the water. Kids LOVE this park. Very accessible for strollers/wheelchairs. As you are walking... More 

Thank Sile365
Washington, D.C
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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.

1 Thank Trip60
Alexandria, Virginia
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56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank 349Charles25
Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank PaulaLassiter
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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332 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
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 

Thank cfuller603
Boulder, Colorado
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ralph B

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