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Huntley Meadows Park

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Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Never a dull moment

No matter what time of year, there is something going on in the park. Good for birders and for those that like to see what wildlife and plant life is around as the seasons change... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

No matter what time of year, there is something going on in the park. Good for birders and for those that like to see what wildlife and plant life is around as the seasons change. Great place to take kids.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been coming to this marsh since the middle '70s (before it became a county park). It has over 100 species of birds, many beaver, muskrat, some otters (rarely), frogs, fish, dragonflies, NO mosquitos, a great boardwalk over the marsh and many acres of woods and fields. There is a nature center with maps to guide you and exhibts, as... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been going to Huntley Meadows for over 20 years with family, friends and our dogs. Whether you're an avid birder, you're looking for some nice trails to walk with your dog, or you have kids who'd enjoy an interesting nature center with hands-on exhibits, there's something for nearly everyone at Huntley Meadows. The park also offers special nature... More 

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The wildlife abounds and the plant life is ever-changing. the path is easy walking. the nature center is great. .

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Fairfax, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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