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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

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Address: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703/289-2500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It...

Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It is maintained as a National Park and has various walking trails

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Mount Vernon Trail pretty cool way to get there

This is a particularly beautiful memorial to “Teddy”. It is sad that the Roosevelt foundation had to wait for appropriated funds for nearly 3 decades but I guess the wait was well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel A
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Beijing, China
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not a tourist attraction kind of person. I like nature. I come to DC for business but after work or on weekends for extended stays I enjoy seeing DC. This park is wild, unkempt, overgrown and the area that must have had fountains looks a bit post apocalyptic but this is what I like about it. It is a... More 

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Thank Evelyn_Howland
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most tourists don't seek this out. The island is small, the nature not groomed or planned. Good sculptures. Peaceful because it is off the beaten path. Near the bike path and worth the stroll.

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Thank ReallyMeC
Virginia, USA
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100 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away yet right in the middle of everything. Teddy Roosevelt island is an oasis of nature bordered by concrete jungles and the Potomac river. No matter the time of year, the island is a great escape. From the bridge, travel counter-clockwise on the path. You’ll soon find yourself at the base of the Roosevelt bridge. A bit further brings... More 

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Beijing, China
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664 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a particularly beautiful memorial to “Teddy”. It is sad that the Roosevelt foundation had to wait for appropriated funds for nearly 3 decades but I guess the wait was well worth it. The Bridge getting there is half the fun. It was a rather warm December day and the incoming clouds were a sight to see! If you... More 

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Thank Daniel A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to job or walk. Easy access from the Mt Vernon Trail. They have spots to lock up your bike since you can't take it in. There is limited parking, but the best way to get there is from the trail or walk from the Rosslyn metro station.

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Thank gdgraph
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found this island park by accident waiting for a plane to arrive at Reagan National Airport. A 1.3 mile walking trail, interesting monument and a cool group of fountains. The fountains were drained when I visited, but that was the only negative on my visit.

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Thank Matt9687
Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

it is a nice walk. monument of Roosevelt is huge and the fountains when they are working, I am sure are beautiful

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Herndon, Virginia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Roaming the trails of this 70-acre island, and walking of jogging on the long boardwalk over the swamp on the north side, you'd hardly know you were a stone's throw from the nation's capital (apart from the reminder of planes following the takeoff or landing pattern for Reagan National Airport). You also might not realize that this urban wilderness was... More 

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Thank MJGfromVa
Jerusalem, Israel
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to walk through on your spare time. Go when the weather is nice. The island at the end of the Mount Vernon trail does have wildlife and may be rugged in some spots.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Many folks cannot believe an island of this size has not been developed and has been left as a wildlife sanctuary - but what an excellent honor President Theodore Roosevelt. The island can be reached via the George Washington Memorial Parkway and usually has free parking. There is a foot bridge to the Park and the only thing in the... More 

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