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“Very Nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bull Run Regional Park

Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121
703-631-0550
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Centreville
Type: Parks
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Lyons Falls, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We were traveling and had to make a stop. WOW, what a surprise! This is a wonderful park and since it was near Christmas the Festival of Lights was a big treat. We were tired and this truly made our day. The staff was very nice and we got a great site! It was quiet and peaceful and very very clean! Great JOB all around. We will be stopping on the way through again!

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice place for family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have been here during both summer and winter. Great place for a family picnic or hiking. The Festival of Lights is an excellent light show attraction every winter. This place is nicely nestled in the woods, can't believe its so close to DC !

Visited December 2012
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Fairfax, VA
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“Nice place for a picnic or soccer game”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Bull Run is a great little place for a family picnic and that is what it gets used for big time as soon as the weather gets warm. You will see families stake out the place starting early in the day and then see them playing, eating, and otherwise enjoying themselves all day long. There are a slew of soccer fields here and sometimes there are tournaments which makes parking tough. I come here largely to play Disk Golf but since they reworked the course, I've spent more of my time on the Burke Lake Course. There's a pool, campground and shooting range here as well as hiking trails.

Visited September 2012
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Canton, Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Festival of Lights--for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Excellent light show for small children. $20 for a car to go on a few mile drive along park roads. Both sides of the road are lit with small lights eliminating the need for headlights and giving the appearance of an airport runway. There are many two dimensional lighted characters and objects--deer, snowflakes, etc. many of which are animated and quite clever. Deer jumping over the road, fish jumping in a pond (and splashing), and scenes from fairy tales are also included. We went through with a 5 year old and a 3 year old and there were many "Wows". The snowfall effect at one point elicited some "Wows" from the adults as well.
Skip the "Holiday Village" at the end--it's a seriously over-priced carnival and except for one light display on the perimeter has nothing to do with the holiday.

Visited November 2012
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Virginia
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“Check out the Bluebells!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband and I enjoy frequent walks at Bull Run. If you live in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, or Arlington then the admission to the park is free. If you live out of these areas then there is a small fee. The park features picnic areas, a campground, a water park, hiking trails, outdoor programs, and a holiday light show. We particularly like to visit in April, when the Bluebells are in bloom! You won't want to miss it, these flowers are gorgeous! The Bluebells trail is nice year round though as well. The trails that we have hiked are flat and fairly easy, they would be good for families with children. Since the trails are near the Bull Run, they sometimes flood after a rainstorm so keep this in mind if you aren't looking to get muddy. The park has ample parking, even on busy weekends!

Visited October 2012
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