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Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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