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“Go For A Hike”

Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Owner description: A 5,000-acre park that was the scene of two major Civil War battles.
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“Go For A Hike”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

If you just go to the visitors center, you truly miss out on all there is to see at Manassas. There are two great hikes; one for the First Battle of Manassas and one for the Second Battle. When I visited back in November, I only had time to do one of the hikes and opted for the First Battle trail (it is the shorter of the two). It was a cold day, so I kept a brisk pace. It was nice to get out and see the battlefield and place of historic significance were well marked with information placards. I think I learned more about the battle by doing the hike than I ever did in High School History (also learned why it is also called Bull Run). I hope to go back soon and do the Second Battle Trail and learn what happened then.

Visited November 2012
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“Great for long relaxing walks”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Brings history and nature together. However, majority of the activities are focused in one place only around the visitor's center. The further you get away from it the less marked are the trails and in some places they are easy to confuse. Most paths are decently kept up and being mostly flat they offer an easy walking experience. Various length trails can challenge the patrons. If you choose spring or summer for a visit you will experience beautiful flowers along the trails, especially beyond the Stone house.

Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“A lot of grass and some cannons. . .”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I didn't really "get it". . .it was just a lot of grass and some cannons (few statues of famous people). It's nice to memorialize people and things but not necessary to take up that much space to do it. . .

1 Thank Julie C
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Manassas, Virginia
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“Well Hidden Jewel”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a great place to take a step back in history and get a good first hand look at history. The visitors center has several good displays that are informative. Worth the time!

Visited August 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Great Place to Trail Ride”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have taken my horse to Manassas Battlefield Park to go on a trail ride. This is a very popular place for equestrians to trailer their horses and go on a beautiful ride. There are numerous trails and the property has many acres to ride on

Thank Kim B
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