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Huntley Meadows Park

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #12 of 36 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fairfax, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This delightful bit of wet lands and woods is located amongst some very dense urban development in the Groveton neighborhood of Fairfax County. It used to be a dairy farm, then an airfield but now changed into an unexpected semi-wilderness area right near highway U.S. 1. It serves as a park but one which has swamps, birds, beavers and woodland... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The only thing that keeps me from giving this location a higher rating is the incredible amounts of poison ivy just off the trail. I know that it is a native plant and that the birds like the berries, etc., but to have enormous vines within a few feet of the main trail seems irresponsible. As a result, this is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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126 reviews 126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in the area at all, please do yourself a favor and stop in here! Admission is free, but a modest donation is requested (not required, but you really should) This is a lovely little wildlife area with level, well-marked trails and an impressive boardwalk system to get you up close and personal with the local marsh birds.... More 

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Harrisburg PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The newly renovated walkways were impressive. Plenty of beaver dams, heron, geese & ducks. Bathroom was closed mid-morning, swampland was frozen, but an enjoyable escape from the city.

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Washington DC
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A pleasant walk int he woods. Trails lead to a boardwalk over a restored marsh. Birds, turtles, frogs, snakes, plus a visitor center. Flat -- not strenuous or long. A great interlude. Different in each season.

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Alexandria, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the few tidal marshes left on the Potomac. Great birding site, and, in season, reptiles. Attractive conservation center and gift-shop with access to the boardwalk through the wetlands. Active beaver colony!

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Alexandria, VA
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575 reviews 575 reviews
283 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A beautiful park south of Alexandria that continues to draw nature lovers, walkers and those simply looking for solitude. A set of very walkable trails weaves through the park beneath a canopy of tall trees and the complex underbrush that has grown up around them. The fallen trees throughout, with their exposed roots and dramatic decomposition, add to the realization... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very nice walk thru the woods and wetland. I really enjoyed the walk on boardwalk thru wetland. You can observe many animals and birds. Beavers come out during dusk. There's a nice Visitor Center where children can feel/touch certain objects related to nature.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's small. But the trees are so tall and the walk is so quiet. The wetland is beautiful with birds and beavers. Great for walk.

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Alexandria, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a gem in the suburban sprawl of Fairfax County! I love this park and visit as often as I can, sometimes several times a week. There is a wonderful boardwalk through the hemi-marsh that creates a loop with a trail through the woods (the entrance off Lockheed Blvd). Every time I come, the place is different. The vegetation... More 

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