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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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Pretty place, neat history, wish all working.

We had a wonderful summer visit to this island/park and look forward to our next visit when in the area. Parking was a bit crowded the day we went but guess we had to expect that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Potomac, Maryland
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Potomac, Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful summer visit to this island/park and look forward to our next visit when in the area. Parking was a bit crowded the day we went but guess we had to expect that considering it was a gorgeous, weekend day. However we waited a few minutes and got a spot. Many different path options on the island,... More 

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Fort Myers
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27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice paths, somewhat unsafe with NO police visability, pretty in spring and fall. Quiet place to go hide for awhile and be alone.

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Arlington, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took our extended family to hike around the island and really enjoyed it. While the statue area of Roosevelt is nice, we enjoyed the swamp trail the best. It was fun hiking along the raised path and near the end climbing along the rocks next to the Potomac with nice views of Georgetown.

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Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As so many others have noted, this is a true 'hidden gem here in the DC/Northern Virginia area! Suspect most 'locals' don't even know about this site ... unless they drive by it or use the bike trail that passes nearby. There's (usually) plenty of parking available - exceptions being on beautiful, warm spring & summer weekends. Know that you'll... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Teddy Roosevelt Island Park is a conservation zone located in the middle of the Potomac river between Arlington and DC. Accessible only from the George Washington Parkway (Northbound), this park contains miles of hiking/biking/walking trails and a monument to the Rough Rider himself. I've lived in the DC metropolitan area most of my life, and having JUST visited the island... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been to DC on numerous occasions but I never visited the island before. My wife and I decided to do something different and go see Teddy on his island. We walked from the Rosslyn Metro station and it only took about 20 minutes. We crossed the Potomac on foot and explored the island and were impressed with the... More 

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Schaghticoke, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great running path, very secluded, and yet spectacular. True to the nature of this president, we located it on a map, and not one cab driver knew how to drive us there. It really is a great little spot, esp if you're dog people. Doggie doody bags, picnic area and a truly unique tribute to Teddy. Very close to Arlington... More 

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Bohemia, New York, Usa
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22 reviews 22 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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76 reviews 76 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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