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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
Description: 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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Fun Small Boat/Hiking/Bike To Destination

Fun place to canoe or kayak to from Georgetown or Fletcher's Boat House. Dog friendly, too. Lots of trails hidden tribute to Teddy in the middle of the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Teddy the man! Fitting remembrance of the great president. Surrounded by several other great monuments and attractions.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

4 term of office.. this memorial takes you through different parts of this presidents period of leadership. It feels different to the others in Washington, it is mostly brick (not white like the others), with lots of water features, and you wander round the different elements of it (by the riverside too) and it has some remarkable words of wisdom... More 

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Larchmont, N.Y.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We walked to this island from Arlington cemetery. It only took 20 minutes. Charming respite from the growing heat of the day. Roosevelt's statue was bold.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun place to canoe or kayak to from Georgetown or Fletcher's Boat House. Dog friendly, too. Lots of trails hidden tribute to Teddy in the middle of the island.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Place to stop and relax and take in the views ! This is a great statue in a fantastic parkland setting.

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful serene park like memorial. I loved the quotes from President Roosevelt's speeches.I learned how truly insightful he was.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park is off the beaten path from the usual attractions in Washington DC along the Mall. We decided to make the walk over to the island to see what it was all about. It is unfortunate that there are no signs from the Lincoln Memorial directing foot traffic over to this island since it could become a... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A fantastic memorial and great for hiking, walking, jogging, and dog walking. Others launch their kayaks and paddle boards from the parking lot for easy access to the Potomac River across from Georgetown. Although in August 2015 it appears the National Park Service has all but abandoned this great memorial; it is still impressive and worth stopping for. Free parking... More 

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North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Want to see something that almost no one has? Right across the river from the Kennedy Center is Roosevelt Island which has a cool memorial stuck in the middle of it. I grew up in DC and didn't know about this place until I was in my 20s....and Teddy's my favorite president!!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful and sersne park near downtown DC, it is on its own island and in the center is a beautiful memorial to Teddy Roosevelt.

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