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Huntley Meadows Park

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #8 of 42 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Washington DC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 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
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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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559 reviews 559 reviews
275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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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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24 attraction reviews
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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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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