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“SNAKE FEST” 5 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, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“SNAKE FEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The dreaded field trip site for elementary school. I've never gone and not seen a snake. Nature at it.s finest, so very close to housing, malls, and shopping. It is in the middle of the suburbs. A great place for your little naturalist. Just watch what sticks you pick up!!!

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC
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“Wetlands retreat full of interesting birdlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

One of the best birding/walking preserves in the Washington area. The Park Service has laid out some fine wooden walkways through the wetlands and woods and you can see a wide variety of birds--both local and migratory--especially mornings and in the Spring. About 30 minutes south of Washington DC. Ample parking. Seldom crowded.

Visited May 2012
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North Springfield, VA
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“Great location for nature hiking and photography”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place for photography, particularly in the morning. The beavers keep the area marshy. There's a lot of history here, but you have to look for it....

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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“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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“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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