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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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Nice Break From the City

Nice nature walk - I actually saw some deer. I went on Friday evening in the summer and saw very few people, especially the further away from the memorial I wandered. A nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Bristow, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very nice shady park to walk through. You can walk through the many trails or go straight to the Theodore Roosevelt statue. Free parking in a small lot off the GW Parkway or ride your bike here and then walk across the bridge to the island.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a prime parking lot along the GW Memorial Parkway; you can only stop going north bound and it is just north of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge (of course...). The walk around the island is great and if you do a little bush whacking you can make way to the East side of the island and get a... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You wouldn't believe you're in the middle of the Potomac when you're hiking these trails. However, the trail we took ran out in the middle of the woods, leaving us scrambling through brush. Needs better trail maintenance. Otherwise I'd have given 4 stars. The Teddy Roosevelt monument is hidden away in the middle of the island, a surprise worth seeing.

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Brussels, Belgium
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice nature walk - I actually saw some deer. I went on Friday evening in the summer and saw very few people, especially the further away from the memorial I wandered. A nice stop for those feeling a little nature deprived after a few days in the district. A very appropriate memorial to a president that championed conservation. The trails... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The memorial park is on the tidal basin and offers a great opportunity to learn a little more about a great leader. The view of city and historical monuments is central and space provides room for many spectators and places to sit and rest. Enjoy!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Another great memorial, it is an interesting small island to walk around. The memorial has some very interesting facts about Theodore Roosevelt. Then there is also a walking trail to walk around the entire island.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This small island/park is a relaxing place to visit, to have a nice leisurely walk and enjoy nature close to the District. There's not a lot of parking but I've never been unable to find a place and it never seems crowded. One of the many smaller attractions here in DC that are not always recognized - its worth a... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A wonderful "hidden jem" just minutes outside of the bustle of Washington DC. This park is a charming island with a nature trail.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A good place for a stroll. Watch the tides and Potomac hight. The island is low, and the perimiter of the island can get flooded or mucky.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is an amazing place. Returning from Arlington Cemetery, you will pass by the Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, and you must stop and see. It is a place for picnic, kayaking, or just sat down and admire what Mother Nature had prepared for you!!!

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Address: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703/289-2500
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

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