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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
703/289-2500
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Ranked #12 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It is maintained as a...
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Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner 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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Bohemia, New York, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Easy to get to from Metro or car. Great walk. Watch the path if you are coming from Rosslyn (metro area), make sure you take the black top path directly adjacent to the hwy.....otherwise you enter the wooded area below and some persons hiding in the bushes (homeless? unsavory waiting to pounce? who knows....stick to trail and not find out).... More 

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Asheville,NC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a wonderful place this is--so much variety and so very peaceful. It is one of the DC area Kids in Parks Track Trails and would be a very educational field excursion for young people who would see TDR's conservation philosophy in real vs in a book. The walk around the park is a good leg stretcher since the terrain... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt Island is in Washington DC, but accessed from Virginia. The island is a 3/4-mile walk from the Rosslyn metro station, first to the parking lot and across the Potomac on a footbridge. The park was created in 1932 as a living memorial to the 26th president, a pioneering conservationist. The memorial plaza, surrounded by forest, features a statue... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice park with walking trails lead you to a hidden treasure. A beautiful statue surrounded with inspirational quotations and lovely water features (empty when I was there) pink granite marble benches. Lovely memorial to Roosevelt great place to walk the dog.

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Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a beautiful place - an island in the Potomac in the midst of the nation's capital. It's peaceful, with marsh and forest and a big statue of Teddy in the middle that's not all that easily found. Great place to walk with kids or dogs; to jog; to picnic; to find, as TR found, a little peace from nature... More 

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Buenos Aires
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed 3 days in D.C. and were told this was a hidden gem. It is a nice island with some good views of Georgetown and the Roosevelt memorial which is standard compared to the other D.C. has to offer. The island has nice trails. It was hard to find parking and actually get there (there is some parking nearby... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the largest presidential memorial in the DC area, with a beautiful short hike (about 1.5 miles) that includes an Olmstead park setting, and a great monument/memorial to Teddy Roosevelt, featuring his conservation efforts. If you are looking to "get out of the city", it's a great stop, though it takes a little effort for tourists to figure out... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Going for a run in the area? Add the short loop around Theodore Roosevelt Island to your course along the Potomac. It is a beautiful respite and the monument to Roosevelt is well done.

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Northern Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great 1.5 mile walk through a beautiful spot 5 minutes from downtown DC. Dogs are allowed also. Nice boardwalk through certain parts through wetlands area.

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Westfield, Indiana
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I am so glad we visited this memorial. TR is one of our favorite presidents somwe sought this out. so glad! About a 10 min walk from the Rosslyn station, you can walk onto the island via a trail and footbridges. If you come in from the Rosslyn area you are very close to the memorial. The island is a... More 

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