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“Plane Watchers Heaven” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gravelly Point Park

Gravelly Point Park
George Washington Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202
703-228-3969
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Ranked #13 of 71 things to do in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Plane Watchers Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Bring a blanket and stretch out to watch the planes go by. Great place to have a picnic lunch on a beautiful spring day.

Visited March 2013
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“SO MUCH FUN!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have a six-year airplane loving boy. Watching these planes come in for a landing is just a ton of fun. Loud and windy!

Visited March 2013
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“Fun, yet a little disappointing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The wind on the day I was there was from the north, so the landings can from the south. Take offs are cool to see but landing would be a much closer experience. In winter and early spring, bring hats/gloves. VERY windy conditions.

Visited March 2013
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“Great if you like noisy planes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

It's fun for about 15 minutes watching planes taking off and landing from close up. And if the wind is blowing right so landings come in over your head. Not so much fun if the landings take on the other end of the runway. Plane enthusiasts will be happier here longer than I was. But I'm happy enough walking or biking through the area. There are port-a-potties there. But there's nothing else in the area unless you walk a bit to get into the airport. Nice river view of DC, if you care. Decent but loud spot for a picnic. Free parking.

Visited November 2012
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“Fun place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a fun stop to get out and watch the plans take off or land. Also great if you enjoy taking photo of plans. Hope this helps.

Visited July 2012
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