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“Hidden gem within Fairfax County” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Parks
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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hidden gem within Fairfax County”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great place for waterfowl viewing. Beavers & muskrats, deer, bluebirds, some raptors. Walk through the woods or on the boardwalk to the water. Stop in the visitors' center. Best wildlife viewing early morning and evening. Enjoy! It's free, but you can leave a donation.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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“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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“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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“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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