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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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Our quick go to spot for a walk...winter, spring, summer, fall

We live a few miles from the island. When we want a walk not in our neighborhood , Roosevelt Island is a place we often go. It has great views of Washington and Georgetown. A fair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is actually a small island out in the middle of the Potomac River just south of the Key Bridge in Arlington, VA. You must access this site by car going North on the George Washington Parkway. It is accessible by food bridge or walking biking paths but check the maps if you are not familiar with the area. There... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The TR park is accessible from the base of the key bridge, a short walk across a foot bridge. Shaded by beautiful old trees, TR park is perfect for a jog or jaunt around the Island without concern for bicycles or cars. There's also plenty of waterfront access to sit by the lazily lapping waters.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

perfect place for weekday walk in natural setting, if you're able to get there during the week. on the weekends, if the weather is at all nice, it gets crowded and small parking lot fills up (also because it's a good spot to start bike trail).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We live a few miles from the island. When we want a walk not in our neighborhood , Roosevelt Island is a place we often go. It has great views of Washington and Georgetown. A fair number of birds are there to be seen. We love the boardwalk through the swampy area.

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Crisfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Was thinking you had access to the water from the island. It has a few paths but other then that it is full of trees and bushes .Just a nice place to take a walk in the shade

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Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I think this is one of the most underrated attractions in DC. Even when it is "busy" it is a great place to go for a walk and get away from the city feel. The front portion of the island are trails lined by trees with several paths leading to the water to sit on rocks, trees over the river,... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went hiking here recently and was impressed with this little outdoor escape so close to the city. The trails are easy and relaxing. Most of the island is heavily wooded. The statues were amazing... would have been nice to see the water coming from the fountains, but they were beautiful nonetheless. We took the metro there on a Saturday.... More 

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rhode island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My oldest wanted to go here because she had just finished a report on him. It was another really nice tribute memorial.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went on a tour at night and this was beautifully lit all around and I loved reading all the quotes from him. Very gracious person and wish we could only be reminded by the infamous sayings in this country.

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This park is perfect for a short stroll on a weekend. I like to walk my dogs here. The paths are easy to follow, the forest area is beautiful. We've often seen deer bounding through the bushes and trees. The boardwalk over the marsh area is a perfect place for birdwatching. The park is so peaceful and lush that you... More 

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