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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
703/289-2500
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Ranked #15 of 36 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,570 reviews 1,570 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Every time I went to the Georgetown riverfront I wonder about how to get to the beautiful island in front of it. Today I found out a way. There is a bridge in the other side of the island. We did a small trek there. The views are really nice and there is plenty of shade. There is also a... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to Teddy Roosevelt island last week. The walking trails are nice, but the mosquitos were bad in the more wooded areas. If you use the National Parks passport book, the stamp is at Arlington national cemetery.

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alexandria, va
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I live in the Metro DC area and have only visited Roosevelt Island three times forgetting that it even exists. The latest visit was a pleasant surprise all over again. It was late August and still warm but the breeze off the Potomac keeps it from feeling like you're in the middle of a city. The trail circumvents the monument.... More

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We kayaked through Keystone Bridge rentals (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) and got to paddle right up to the island. The location alone is outstanding as you are surrounded by such historical landmarks. So beautiful during the summer.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This memorial covers a large amount of space. It is magnificent from any approach. It has several areas depicting the various terms of T.R.'s service to the country. Each area has a beautiful water fall and there are several bronze statues of T. R. and one of Eleanor and some depictions of other things happening in America while he was... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to be surrounded by nature for those that need a little mother nature fix. This park is very easy to get to by public transport. It's a very fitting tribute to Theodore Roosevelt.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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372 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Right off the Mount Vernon Trail and walking distance from Rosslyn Metro and Georgetown. I really like this place and recommend a visit! It's a well-done memorial for a fantastic guy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We brought our 3-year-old and our two very large dogs on this sweet little stroll through the woods. The monument is awesome, and it's quiet with very few people. Bring water! There is none along the trails.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This island in the middle of the Potomac River is accessible by a foot bridge from Rosslyn Virginia (not far from Rosslyn Metro station). The island is a lovely park with several nature trails. Very few tourists go here, and it seems to be visited mostly by the local residents. It is worth a visit and provides an urban escape.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went on a walk with our family of five. We took the walk around the perimeter of the island and enjoyed the view of the Potomac River. We saw lots of birds and beautiful nature. My kids had a good time.

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