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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

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Address: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703/289-2500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It...

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

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An evening at Roosevelt park

We visited this island park with family and enjoyed ! This is the first visit and felt how we missed this lovely place all these years . It's less crowded and scenic ! You are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ramasprasad
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How I wanted this to be a fabulous place. It is interesting to cross the bridge and experience the walk but it was so overgrown and ill-marked, I almost missed the salute to Roosevelt. Having read novels that mention this island, I wanted to see for myself. We lived within walking distance so I'm glad I did it but I'm... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I grew up in the DC area and somehow never knew this existed until this past weekend. I finally checked it out and loved it! The monument itself is beautiful and the trails around the island lead you to pretty marshy areas and under bridges with cool views. It was nowhere near as packed as the other monuments always are... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this island park with family and enjoyed ! This is the first visit and felt how we missed this lovely place all these years . It's less crowded and scenic ! You are suddenly drawn into wilderness after parking your car and crossing the ridge connecting the island ! There is a fountain and statue of Roosevelt !... More 

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Thank Ramasprasad
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all my brief trips to explore DC and the surrounding areas I have to say this is one of my all time favorite places. It all started with a geo-cache trip and by the end of the adventure I was in love with the park. Highly recommend this as a place to explore!

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Thank onlyfriends27
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those who like to get away from the concrete, Theodore Roosevelt Island is a great place to escape. I enjoy taking my dog for a run on the trails on the island, which are easy to follow and relatively well maintained. It is a fitting tribute to our conservation President.

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Thank Mary T
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of people had touted Theodore Roosevelt Island as a great place in the area, so maybe my expectations were too high. The island is a heavily-wooded park with a few miles of various loop trails through the woods. Most are not surfaced, though a boardwalk does traverse the swampiest area. The most impressive part of the island is... More 

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Thank Brendan S
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several trails around Roosevelt Island, all pretty easy, that take you to and through views of DC and the Potomac not available anywhere else.

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Thank Dennis W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only been here 3 times, but each time I come, I wonder why I don't come more often. It's a lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle of DC. Once on the island, you actually can't tell you're right across the lake from Foggy Bottom/Georgetown. It's so peaceful, and there are some pretty profound monuments in a little clearing... More 

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Thank 2bestbuds
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is almost 90 acres and located on the outskirts of DC, located on the park is a monument to President Theodore Roosevelt. It offers extensive walking trails and beautiful scenery even though you are on the edge of a large metropolitan area it has the feel of being in the middle of a nature preserve. It is a... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can ask 10 people who live in DC where Theodore Roosevelt Island Park is and eight of them will give you a blank stare. But it's a beautiful, quiet spot that sits in the middle of the Potomac river, minutes from DC, but in another world. I reached it quite by accident during a bike ride along the Mt.... More 

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