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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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An oasis in suburbia

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Quite and peaceful, yet close to DC. Not a very large park, but just big enough to get a nice outdoor experience.

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Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is such a great spot for birding, dragonflies, beaver, nature! You can enter from 2 different roads, get a very different experience on Boardwalk or the from the other entrance, check them both out.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have visited here often to enjoy a quiet walk in the woods or along the boardwalk enjoying the wildlife (turtles, birds, etc.) It is a wonderful respite from the bustle and helps ground me and calm me down at hectic times. I enjoy how each season can be such a different experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you live anywhere near Alexandria, you absolutely must head out for a nice walk through Huntley Meadows Park. Tucked away near Telegraph Road and Rt. 1, simply park in the ample parking area, stop by the visitor center (no cost to visit, but your donation will certainly be appreciated), and go on to for a lovely walk through the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place for a nature walk - lots of animals to see as well as a number of birds. Who would have thought that there was quite a large park in the middle of the suburban sprawl that exists in Northern Virginia. Definitely a must-see for anyone who visits and/or lives in the Northern Virginia area (particularly in Alexandria). Free... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a well kept secret... acres and acres of walking paths in a beautiful setting! Just off Rt. 1 in South Alexandria - you would never expect it! The boardwalks have all be renovated with trex boards... so take the extended walk and go over the wetlands. It's amazing! Good place to take kids, dogs, or a romantic walk... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hiked the walking trail to the swamp. Saw birds, deer, turtles and a beaver dam. It was a lovely well maintained park. Highly recommend!

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

An ideal place for photographing birds and other creatures. The wetlands boardwalk is well-maintained. Very relaxing and enjoyable! Loved it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Huntley Meadows is a well managed 1500 acre wetland in Fairfax County just south of Alexandria. Twenty years ago beavers dammed a small creek flowing through some forested land donated by the US to Fairfax County. The pond they created attracted wildfowl, turtles, snakes, and the like. Fairfax built a boardwalk and visitor center and the park became quite popular.... More 

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Additional Information about Huntley Meadows Park

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703-768-2525
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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