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Huntley Meadows Park

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Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306-2060
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+1 703-768-2525
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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A pleasant diversion from the daily hustle and bustle

I used to live very close to this place and never took the time to visit. It is such a nice and pleasant place to visit with some easy trails and great views of the lake and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Naoji W
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live very close to this place and never took the time to visit. It is such a nice and pleasant place to visit with some easy trails and great views of the lake and numerous wildlife. Its definitely worth a visit to get away from the daily grind.

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Thank Naoji W
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huntley Meadows has been a favorite of ours for nearly 20 years. It's a joy to visit any time of year. The grey desolation of winter; the budding promise of spring; the full-throated beauty of summer; and the sublime colors of fall are all a treat. Kids will love looking for turtles, fish and birds as they run along the... More 

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Thank M W
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so lucky, I live nearby from the park. For this reason I can tell I saw it in any weather and at any season. Since the trails and board walk are maintained very well you can visit the park at any given day. All gests from early age till age persons will by fascinated by seeing treasures of... More 

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Thank wanderingaround234
Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huntley Meadows is a hidden gem. The nature center offers an interesting overview of the wildlife with interactive, kid-friendly exhibits. We love to walk around in late afternoon in the summer and watch the frogs, beavers, snapping turtles, and cranes. Fun for all ages.

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Thank NinjaTwins2013
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of species very visible here, bring binoculars, and maybe a small snack. The walk is not long though, and includes walkways out into a freshwater marsh. Don't forget to check the feeder behind the visitors center!

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Thank Jon U
Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wetlands operated by Fairfax County. Enjoy a peaceful walk through the woods, surrounded by wildlife. The woods open up to a boardwalk which winds it's way through the wetland, a haven for all sorts of fowl......At no cost !

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Thank Gary B
Alexandria, Virginia
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94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

At any time of the year there is something new to see and experience in this peaceful oasis just off Richmond Hwy. There is easy free parking, a small but nice visitor's center, and a lovely loop around the wetland and woods. Access to the park is free, but they ask for small donations for parking (there are donation boxes... More 

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Thank Diane B
Alexandria, VA
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a lovely park with a boardwalk over the wetlands. We always see turtles here, but have also seen frogs, snakes, fish, and lovely birds. Lovely escape into nature.

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Thank Alexandria-family
Vienna, Austria
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137 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A delightful walking path through the woods opens onto a boardwalk across the marsh. One can admire the construction work of the beavers in the area and watch the bird life activity. On a sunny day it is amazing to see how many turtles can sun themselves on a single log. Remember to bring your binoculars and your camera. If... More 

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Thank BillandKathy27
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We enjoy visiting Huntley Meadows in every season. The park has well-drained trails and elevated wooden walkways that make it easy for anyone to get up close to the wetland without getting a foot wet. The several trails take visitors through woodlands leading to the open wetlands where the elevated walkways take visitors through areas of rushes and aquatic plants.... More 

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