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“Great, even in cold weather.”

Meadowlark Botanical Garden
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Vienna
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Level 6 Contributor
687 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Great, even in cold weather.”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We didn't think there would be much to see since the weather had been so cold, but it turned out to be quite a bit of fun. If you like to take pictures and get some exercise, this is a great place for a visit. For a mere $5.00 we found plenty to do.

Visited March 2013
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Great Falls, VA
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Local garden gem”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a lovely but small botanical garden, not intended for large tourist groups. Granted it has some acreage, but it's virtue lies in its intimacy. Quiet (depending when you go) and lovely. A serene place to commune with Nature's loveliness.

Visited December 2012
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stroll with kids”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Its our go-to place for long walks. Our 2.5 year old especially enjoys the touch-and-smell garden and the lake with various types of fish and turtles. The elevation change is also enough to burn some calories but yet stay accessible to all age groups and stay stroller/wheel-chair friendly.

Visited December 2012
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Highlands, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Meadowlarks Walks Bright Lights Dim for This Holiday Season”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Vienna, Virginia has a diamond in the rough that lights up at night from November 16th to January 6th - the "Meadowlarks Winter Walks of Lights" at the Meadowlark Botanical Garden. At dusk the entire botanical gardens turns into a winter wonderland with bright pathways to Christmas trees, light shows, holiday music, and a dream world that enchants children, as well as adults. My personal favorite was the Butterfly Garden. This was truly a treat, one that if you missed this year will not be back until the next holiday season. If you missed it in 2012 be sure to catch the show when it opens again in 2013. Additional photographs of this years' displays can be found on my travel blog - jdrolle.blogspot.com.

Visited January 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Level 6 Contributor
398 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Winter walk with lights was fantastic”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This park had so many lights and the paths were well marked. The walk was a reasonable length and there was hot chocolate and s'mores for purchase outside. Inside a craft area for children had been set up. As tourists we had a lovely time. As a family it contributed to the Christmas feeling.

Visited December 2012
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