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“nice place to get away” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #10 of 67 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“nice place to get away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Huntley Meadows doesn't have any dramatic vistas or hikes. But it is a nice walk through a wetland with enough space to get away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Va. Repeated visits over the course of the year always provide for something new. The boardwalk is also a fun choice for kids.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a great place to take your family for a great walk. It is in the middle of a big city but you can go here and feel like you are at the sea. The wildlife is wonderful. It is hands on. The naturalist are very helpful.

Visited August 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Treat yourself to a fall foliage extravaganza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Recently discovered jewel of a park. The nature center is diaramic wonderland for young children (or children of any age). The walking trails along the boardwalk marshes are filled with birds, fish,turtles of all sizes. Bring your binos & your birding books (or apps). You'd never imagine you're in the middle of NOVA in this magical haven.

Visited September 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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13 attraction reviews
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“Best wildlife glimpses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Come right before dusk, especially in Spring and Summer, and you can see all kinds of creatures - muskrats, beavers, deer, turtles, frogs, water birds and forest birds.
Bring mosquito spray!

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria VA
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Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Nice park with walking trails and bird viewing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Two entrances to the park, and the improved trails don't connect. The parking at Kings Hwy/Telegraph Rd intersection is more limited but I like the trails better. Lots of parking at the "main entrance" off Harrison Lane. Bird viewing best at dawn and dusk and in the fall/winter.

Visited September 2012
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