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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Vienna
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Owner description: The only national park dedicated to the performing arts, with spaces for indoor and outdoor performances.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
2,745 reviews
1,446 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,520 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We got tickets to the Pixar concert. They are a bit expensive but I think that it is worth the experience. Its a nice place to go with friends and do a picnic.
They only have one screen which is not enough.
The location is not great. It's a 30 minutes drive from DC.
There are huge lines to get in.
Food and drinks are very expensive in the park.
Ravinia in Chicago is better organized.

Visited June 2014
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Towson, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had very good seats to see Il Volo, three Italian youngsters (well now they're all over 20) who have sensational voices. You may have seen them on PBS. They are for real, and while we hope they stay together for a long time to come, each has a unique voice and personality which leads us to believe that they will eventually separate. Thus we felt privileged to see them perform live at Wolftrap. Anyone and EVERYONE there that evening will tell you just how very special it was. Thanks fellows, and we'll keep a light shiining on your futures.

Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“First Visit- will be back again”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our first visit to Wolf Trap to see Il Volo. We visited the website first but really still had no idea fully what to expect as far are the venue itself goes. So here goes: casual dress- picnic tables so you can enjoy your food you have brought form home prior to the show. They do have food options there- the sit down places are pricy. Once you go into the area where they scan your tickets and search your bags, has food vendors too, Also gift shops. Ample bathrooms. You can take your seat 1/2 hour prior to the show unless you are on the lawn. We were in orchestra Row S great Seats. One disappointment: The website said no still pics or videos so we left the camera home. Once there, they announced there" no video- still pics ok- our camera phones could not take good pics from our seats. Great show tho!! I was in music heaven! Their lineup thru the season is a nice variety for all tastes.The sidewalk from Lot 4 closest to the Felene Ctr is a bit steep. We got there early as they state parking is limited. Leaving the lot afterwards was not a lengthy process- lots of staff to assist in all areas.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank petesgal
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Leesburg, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent night out, a few problems”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I went to the Filene center to see beauty and the beast. The show itself was absolutely perfect, I was highly entertained by a story I already knew well. The venue was pretty nice plenty of bathrooms, though there are still huge lines, and a few places to grab a drink or some food. Traffic leaving is the main issue, both on foot and in a car. We sat for at least 20 minutes before we could even start crawling out of the west lot. From there people seemed to think forming a double right turn lane to a single lane road was the best option. Other than that the place was great, wear some bug repellant and bring some water, virginia gets hot and humid!

Visited June 2014
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Lorton, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Forget how magical and what a treasure we have”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I attended Wolf Trap on Friday to see Gentleman's Rule and Under the Streetlamp. The perfect weather made a perfect backdrop to a national treasure with good music enjoyed by all. It had been a while since I had been to Wolf Trap and sitting there, enjoying the music made me realize how special the venue is. It is nice that food and beverage can be brought in for those so inclined. It is also nice that there are other options to purchase food. Both groups were excellent. The other thing that has always amazed me is how efficiently cars leave the parking. Everyone can find something at Wolf Trap and all should go see what a wonderful evening can be had!!!!

Visited May 2014
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