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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Not very large but easy enough to keep track of the little ones. fun to visit and to see some of the statues and memorial. Worth a visit to get some outdoor time and exercise

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tcamp0000
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This park is actually very quiet because it is right in the middle of the city, yet no one really ever comes here. I used to run on the trails here in the morning and I absolutely love this little park. Get in early, before...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Theangrynomad
Reviewed November 7, 2018

When you make your trip to Washington, D.C., you have to take in a tour of all the monuments. This park for Roosevelt is not one to omit from your list. It is a wonderfully done park depicting President Roosevelt's time as president. Many statues...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YoBob536
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This a Island in the Potomac river with wooded trails and resting places. Not advisable if is or has been raining due the muddy conditions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ronald C
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Even people who have lived in the area for years often have not visited this memorial. Yes, many people go to Roosevelt Island - but miss the TR memorial. OK, truth be told, a lot of the Teddy Roosevelt quotes are dated and would not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Theodore Roosevelt Island is a fantastic site and one of my personal favorites, it has fantastic hiking trails and historic value.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

I've been living in the DMV for a little over 4 years and finally decided to visit Teddy Roosevelt Island on a nice weekday after we had a few days of rain about a week ago. Bad idea for me on this particular day. :(...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kdubya1176
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Hi travelers! I'm back to talk about Teddy Island, which I'm embarrassed to say, I never knew existed. Just yesterday my partner said let's walk to Roosevelt Island. I said, where's that? So, I followed him down from our hotel in Arlington to a path...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MistiMorningstar
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I lived in the DC area for over a quarter century before I discovered this memorial. Teddy Roosevelt may almost never win a race during the ritual Presidents’race at Nationals Park, but he gets his due in this lovely memorial, tucked away in the middle...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peter H
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Wow, what a pretty place. I have visited many of the monuments in Washington but have never had the chance to see this one. It is definitely worth seeing. Parking is about 100 spaces off the GW parkway. As far as I can tell you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ward D
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Ward D | Reviewed this property |
We did not encounter any mosquitos when we went and it was pretty warm outside.
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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."
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).