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“A Man worthy of an Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
703/289-2500
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Ranked #12 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It is maintained as a National Park and has various walking trails
New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Man worthy of an Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

It was another beautiful place to walk with your family or friends and just enjoy the peace of the location. His famous quotes and thoughts are there for you to reflect upon while you are there.

Visited August 2012
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Peace and unassuming grandeur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I'm biased. TR was perhaps the most intelligent president the US has ever had. This island memorial combines his words and statue with the kind of environment he liked -- peaceful biking and jogging trails amid the sounds of the river. To find a haven like this so close to the center of Washington is amazing.

Visited August 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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“Go now: masses of wild irises in bloom!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Roosevelt Island is a lovely oasis in the Potomac River just minutes from Georgetown. There's ample parking off the George Washington Parkway and easy access for bikers via two major bike trails.

A level path around the island makes this a popular spot for hikers and runners, without the constant approach of bikers, as on the adjacent Mt. Vernon bike trail. Much of the terrain is marshland, but a wide boardwalk covers the wettest sections. A smaller path circles the water, with good views of the Georgetown waterfront.

Many birds, including occasional sightings of bald eagles, turtles sunning on logs, ducks in the water, and many wildflowers in season. On a recent mid-May visit, we saw masses of beautiful yellow wild irises carpeting acres of land, under trees and near the water.

Visited May 2013
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Centreville, Virginia
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“roosevelt isle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

very healthy walk with quiet solitude and views og georgetown and wildlife that are all over the island.. a good place for about a 2 hour get away from it all place, free of the hustle and bustle

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“This is a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great place to walk your dog or kids and see a great monument to Teddy. If you go at the right time you can have the whole island to yourself.

Visited March 2013
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