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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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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
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (40 reviews)
“foot bridge” (10 reviews)
“swamp trail” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
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+1 703-289-2500
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"potomac river"
in 40 reviews
"foot bridge"
in 10 reviews
"swamp trail"
in 7 reviews
"walking trails"
in 13 reviews
"easy hike"
in 6 reviews
"memorial plaza"
in 5 reviews
"great walk"
in 5 reviews
"key bridge"
in 15 reviews
"large statue"
in 7 reviews
"nice days"
in 4 reviews
"metro area"
in 4 reviews
"reagan national airport"
in 7 reviews
"mt vernon"
in 5 reviews
"nice memorial"
in 4 reviews
"minute walk"
in 4 reviews
"georgetown"
in 41 reviews
"nature"
in 56 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Most important tip is not to bother with the parking lot closest to Roosevelt Island off the GW Parkway. You can only access from the northbound lane and it's annoying to fight through the cyclists. Park in Rosslyn or walk over from the metro. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This outside monument is one of my favorite, comprised of 5 rooms in chronological order. Check with someone onsite to find out which direction you should move. It just helps you better understand the historical aspects of the symbolism.

Thank Peg W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The TR Memorial is minimal - an empty plaza and a statue. I did not venture far on the trails but many others were jogging, doing you and walking dogs. The island is basically a woods, so be prepared for insects. If there is a...More

Thank tdiggins
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is a great little get-away in the midst of the Capital hub bub. The island is in the middle of the Potomac in the last bend before the river joins with the Anacostia and becomes very wide. It's only about 1 1/2 miles long...More

Thank cfuller603
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The island is only accessible by foot, which is nice. There is a cool shrine to Teddy Roosevelt, which feels like it came out of a video game. It is worth the trip if you are in Arlington, but nothing big to miss out on.

Thank Garet P
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Although surrounded by high traffic thoroughfares, this island provides a respite from the busy life of DC. I've been on a walk and running and enjoy the "quiet" I find here. Great monument to Teddy Roosevelt away from all the others on the national mall.

Thank ponch510
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This is a good area to get away from the city life and escape for a few hours. The statue is a nice monument to a legend. It may be the quietest area in DC and an easy walk from the subway.

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Simple and magnificent in the midst of North Virginia and George Town. Hard to imagine the beauty inside the island and how remote it feels once you get in. A nice walk or a great jog. One can't go wrong. Plus add the historical aspect...More

Thank Shela01
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Located in middle of Potomac river and have the statue in Memorial of Theodore Roosevelt. Have a lot of trees inside

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

A great place to go for a quiet walk on the Potomac. Make sure to take the swamp loop walk, half of which is on boardwalk.

Thank Jeremy C
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Chrys B
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Carter H | Reviewed this property |
"Dogs are permitted on Theodore Roosevelt Island if they are wearing a leash no longer than 6 feet and the owner is holding the leash at all times."
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Haley B
April 20, 2016|
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Response from Eva C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's free parking right at the entrance, which is right off the George Washington Parkway (North bound).
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