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Gravelly Point Park

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Address: George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 703-228-3969
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Great Place to Watch Airplanes

Located at the end of the main runway at Reagan National Airport, the park is a great place to sit and watch commercial planes as the take-off and land. You can watch the planes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Located at the end of the main runway at Reagan National Airport, the park is a great place to sit and watch commercial planes as the take-off and land. You can watch the planes as they begin the roll down the runway and feel the power from the engines as they pass overhead.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Take a chair and a cooler, go park on the vast lawn at Gravelly Point and experience the adrenaline rush when that noisy aircraft woosh over your head and kicks up the smoke as it touches down at the neighboring Ronald Reagan airport. What a thrill!

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This free park has a boat launch, bike/walking path and extensive lawn area to watch planes land and take off from Reagan National Airport. Plenty of parking.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Gravelly Point was part of our bicycle stops following the Mt. Vernon Trail from the Crystal City Shops onto the Jefferson Memorial. As others have mentioned—this is the BEST place to view the planes taking off from Reagan Airport—they go right over your head! Whether you’re in awe of flights or not—there’s a giddiness felt when a machine that large... More 

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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

Bert busy park most always, excellent view of planes lee parting and arriving Regan International airport.. Planes literally fly right over your head.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Loved eating lunch at this breezy spot on the Potomac and watching the planes come in with a roar, so touch-ably close it gave me goose bumps. So much fun.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Gravelly point sits at the end of the runway at Regan National Airport. Planes literally are landig so close over you head you can almost reach up and touch them. There are tables for picnics ans lots of grass and shade trees. The park sits on the banks of the Potomac River. Take your Off Spray because the gnats and... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Easy to access by car or by greenway. Parking is free! You could spend hours just watching the planes land and fly over so close! Just be respectful of the greenway and don't stand in the path looking up at the planes!

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Herndon, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a great place for a small to medium gathering size to socialize, BBQ, play football, or whatever or even bring the dogs in for some fun play while relaxing and watch the planes take off or land. Joggers and bikers pass through the trail.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We all loved the buzz experience, kids and adults alike. The experience is ten times better when the planes are landing over the park (descending north to south, coming in from the DC direction) rather than taking off (ascending south to north towards DC). I'm not sure what the airport's schedule is but we went on two different days and... More 

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Address: George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 703-228-3969
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

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