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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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Nice escape to nature

The monument in the park is great with the sorrounding trees and the sound of running water from the fountains

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tyler G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The monument in the park is great with the sorrounding trees and the sound of running water from the fountains

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Thank Tyler G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most underrated national parks in my opinion. Although I am glad that it does not receive much tourist traffic as the others the island is a nice place to escape the city surroundings. If you are a running the island provides some really nice running paths through the wilderness. The Theodore Roosevelt statue itself is... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not somewhere the average tourist would seek out, but our hotel was nearby and the walk here and around the island was one of the wonderful surprises Washington area has to offer.

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Enterprise, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, our son introduced this park to our family. It's kind of a hidden gem. A nice place to have an morning or afternoon stroll. My son is stationed nearby and he and his troops use this area for their PT in the mornings on a regular basis.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a free walking tour with a park ranger on weekends 10:30am. It is a little over one mile around the island. The island only allows people to hike not for bike riding.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took a nice walk on this little island. We did not know they had build a new walkway which is very nice, it is not the greatest outdoor walk but very enjoyable!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been last year, actually I didn't even know it existed until I was asked to go to watch kids when they were going. It's right off the GW parkway, easy to find, free parking then u walk over this bridge and ur on the island. I would say it's only good for a semi long walk. There are... More 

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the easiest to find and a bit of a hike from Rosslyn Metro but a moving and fitting memorial to this president. The monument includes four stone panels engraved with the words that made Theodore Roosevelt a hero to many along with a rather imposing bronze of the president. You have to hike to see it (even if you... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My wife and I try to find new statues and memorials to see each time we visit DC. For various reasons we had never made it out to Roosevelt Island Park, so we made a point to trek over there last time we were in town. It's worth the trip. You can easily walk there from the Rosslyn hotels or... More 

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Thank Jim J
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I used to live in Rosslyn and would always come here for a serene hike away from the city. As you walk across the bridge, it takes you to a completely different world. Great memories. Beautiful sceneries of the city as you hike along the coast.

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