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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

Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River...

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, easy hike

Fun, easy hike. I love it here because parking is easy, kids can run ahead, nice views, quiet and a great picnic stop after seeing a show at the Kennedy Center.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Plan on a long walk visiting the major memorials. This is one of the last if you start at the WWII memorial and walk the circle to the Jefferson Memorial. One of the larger, more park like memorials. Very cool, with so many quotes in the granite walls. The soup line was probably my favorite part.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Fun, easy hike. I love it here because parking is easy, kids can run ahead, nice views, quiet and a great picnic stop after seeing a show at the Kennedy Center.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Beautiful view of Potomac River, history of Teddy Roosevelt, peaceful and quiet with minimal crowds. Don't skip this area while in DC!

Crestwood, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I visited this location last night and ran the 1.3 mile loop around the island in addition to going to the Roosevelt Memorial. Parking and access to the island proved easy, water fountains were available, and this Park was a welcome respite from Washington DC.

McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Best place in the city for waling or jogging. I go there through out the summer. Memorial for Theodore Roosevelt is worth the visit.

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I find monuments to be strange and alienating. This one is particularly strange. As Teddy stands with his arm raised high I'm reminded of Lenin and the four plaques around him add to the soviet air of this monument. There is a large C-shaped empty pool and two empty water fountains that add to this feeling. However, the empty fountains... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great place for a walk in the shade - to get out of the summer heat. Large statue of Teddy Roosevelt and a few of his sayings - but mostly about nature.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This could be a wonderful monument.to honor Teddy Roosevelt, an amazing man; however, a large portion of the monument is composed of fountains & NONE of fountains have any water in them? Looks like it has been a long time since fountains have been off

Haddonfield, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt Park was within walking distance from our hotel, so we definitely wanted to check it out. We took the swamp trail which circles the island. The trail was about a mile and a half; a nice little walk. It was flat, and in places it was boardwalk. There were several places where you could walk off the trail... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Not a whole lot to see or do here. Plus you need a car to get there. There is a big statue of Roosevelt, but all the water fountain features were empty/turned off. A decent place to take a stroll or jog on trails or walk a dog. There are some nice views from the entrance bridge. I've lived in... More 


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