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“Just Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Falls National Park

Great Falls National Park
9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102
703-285-2965
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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: People-watching, White-water rafting
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Owner description: An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
Albany, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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“Just Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Thanks to someone on Tripadvisor I learned of Great Falls. We stopped with our pet on our way to Gettysburg and happy that we did. It is a nice walk to the different look out points and the views are just beautiful. So glad that we found out about this place!

Visited August 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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“W O W What a fantastic water view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Well worth the parking and hike out to the falls. Bring your dog for the walk, some rock climbing required but not too difficult. The view is definitely worth the hike and effort.

Visited August 2013
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Really Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Definitely a great place to hike/bike and enjoy the outdoors.

The Maryland side has better views of the actual falls than the VA side in my opinion.

If you are looking to do something outdoors with your significant other, family or whoever this is a great place to go

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“Great Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ive been there twice and was a great experience both the times. Can be a really good family place. BBQ spots. lots of sightings areas. moderate level trails. good place for kayaking n water rafting. Could be a great picnic day for a family.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“breath taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's such a beautiful place, absolutely wonderful! I went in summer time but I bet that in Fall it looks 10x's better! It's a great place to distract yourself from reality, to enjoy some alone time, hike or even walk your dog.

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