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Great Falls Park

9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-757-3101
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Very Beautiful sitting of Nature

Nature can not be improved upon! The Falls are beyond description. We enjoyed the walk from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Woodbridge, Virginia
Autumn landmark

Great Falls is a beautiful spot to visit all year round, but I like it better in autumn. The myriad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McLean, Virginia
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An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (114 reviews)
“visitor center” (67 reviews)
“hiking trails” (43 reviews)
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9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-757-3101
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nature can not be improved upon! The Falls are beyond description. We enjoyed the walk from the parking lot to the viewing area, but it is not for the feeble. Definitely not a walker or wheel chair path. The walk along the tow path is...More

Thank don102012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Falls is a beautiful spot to visit all year round, but I like it better in autumn. The myriad of colors in the falling tree leaves provide a beautiful background to the magnificent waterfalls. On a not-too-cold day, the park grounds are ideal for...More

Thank Fernando_Delgado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been to Great Falls and finally had the chance on a sunny week day with my husband and our leashed dog. What a spectacular nature park! We took in all three viewing areas and enjoyed watching the rush of water splashing over...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The backup at the entrance was over mile long. That needs to change. There was plenty of parking and while there were a lot of people, the park never felt crowded. The views from the overlooks were excellent although water levels were low. Amazing numbers...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a number of Freida who were vising the area. The view is breathtaking and very picturesque. We picnicked there but the bees were nuisance.

Thank metemad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two places to explore _ the Virginia side and the Maryland side. There is a national park visitor center on the Virginia side. There are walking trails that are well maintained, some are week chair accessible. Great place for biking, sightseeing, history

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first overlook is the best view. The second overlook is for handicap people. If you continue on the River Trail there is a turn around that allows you to have a much easier path back to the visitor's center. It cost $10 per car...More

Thank Brellie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying around 25 minutes away and based on reviews we spent a morning here. It is beautiful and we did a couple of the trails including the River trail. Highly suggest if you are in the area to go here.

2  Thank Bigcityeater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on our way back to NJ and It was a perfect quick place to stop and see some beautiful scenery. The falls is really beautiful! It was a Sunday afternoon and was very crowded so plan accordingly. There was a short wait to...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No better place to spend a sunny fall weekend than hiking and admiring the views at this amazing national park. If not for the huge crowds, you would feel a million miles away from the nation's capital. We enjoy hiking and photography - plenty of...More

Thank LivingInWien
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Jose A
October 16, 2017|
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Response from JoyandDen | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure, there were areas with seating and tables and I think BBQ's, I would ring and check with them so that you are not disappointed. Lovely place to visit!!
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Traveler22101 | Reviewed this property |
You would be able to see the falls even if you are walking with a stroller. It is definitely worth coming even if constricted by a stroller and even a wheelchair. There are more extensive walks that would be difficult with a... More
Anne M
February 18, 2017|
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Response from RJPick | Reviewed this property |
I always bring my dog!