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“A Summer Family Outing at Great Waves” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cameron Run Regional Park

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Cameron Run Regional Park
4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 960 0767
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Ranked #30 of 65 things to do in Alexandria
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Woodbridge, VA
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“A Summer Family Outing at Great Waves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We purchased a LivingSocial deal for the whole family and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on our summer vacation. We avoided the crowds by going on a weekday. My kids are 6,7, and 14 and I told them I used to come here as a child and it was called "Cameron Run Park" back then and it only had the wave pool and the waterslides, now there's many water activities including miniature golf and a batting cage. There are beach lounge chairs and some under big umbrellas to combat the shade. There are lockers in the bathroom facilities and concessions that can be purchased if you get hungry. There are attentive lifeguards at all of the water activity stations and I observed that they are switched out timely to ensure the safety of all guests. There are tubes in the wave pool so you may float and bob during the waves, there is an interim period where the waves subsideand then start up again for more fun.

Visited August 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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“Overpriced and not much to do”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I thought this place was a little pricey for the lack of activities. The wave pool was small, and there were only a few other water slides and attractions.

Visited June 2011
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Alexandria
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“Nostalgia meets reality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Well, this is a difficult view to write, as I remember Cameron Run in its heyday. I used to go here often as a kid and I loved the wave pool and the slides!

The park consists of a mini-golf course, that you can pay separately to use, a wave pool, a kiddie pool, and several very long water slides. The water slides are great fun though!

Now a days, it is still great fun for kids, but it is run down. It needs a renovation badly. The wave pool is very fun and the slides have been upgraded recently. That being said, it is not very expensive so it is a good place to take kids. Just be aware that it is not as well-taken care of as most amusement parks and don't expect it to be.

Visited May 2011
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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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“SWINGIN FOR THE FENCES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I am afifty +BAseball wannabe the fastball batting cages are well kept sometimes the Pitching machine sticks but the the staff is young and quick and will get the pitching machine up to speed.

Visited July 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Go in the beginning of the season”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The wave pool was nice, but the place was truly worn down.

The refreshment stand offered only unhealthy options. The lifeguard staff seems to be of a different quality than the food-service staff, who truly didn't seem to care about the icky sticky floor and the long line.

They had a huge crowd, so some customers are definitely happy. The season pass is a good deal if you live close by. It is cheaper than a pool membership.

Visited August 2011
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