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Review of Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park
Ranked #155 of 458 things to do in Washington DC
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The area is a bit sketchy but fine to visit during the day. The best days of this park are behind it but they statues of Joan of Arc and Dante are awesome. The high point is the cascading fountain. I would recommend if you are looking for good picture opportunities.

Thank paul d
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We took a tour bus and visited Meridian Hill Park and saw the water fall and discussed the African origin of the water fall.

Thank Debbie F
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I was thoroughly impressed by the extent of this park! I came to this park on a Saturday with a book and blanket in hand. There are tons of grassy spaces to spread out and relax. And if you get bored, you can explore the steps and expansive foundation in the southern part of the park- not to mention all the people watching potential just strolling through the park.

I would not rate this as a must-see for tourists, but a great way to spend a nice day for locals. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and a book, and you could spend hours here.

Thank Meg M
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife, son, his friend & I walked this beautiful park in DC just a few days ago. It is an older park that has seen better days, but according to the park ranger, "it is coming back". We are glad to have made the effort to see it. The cascading water fall is a nice feature of the park. It a serene place to just sit and relax. We were lucky to also be blessed with beautiful weather that day.

Thank 299PFrank
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Set in the Northwest, DC quadrant among apartment buildings, churches, embassies and offices, this park is a delightful refuge from the hectic life of a national capital city. Its grassy 12 acres provide a place to stretch out for a picnic, a lengthy conversation or simply an opportunity to be alone. The mall on the upper level is heavily utilized for games and other group activities. The south end of the mall features an intriguing statue of Joan of Arc as well as a magnificent view of the rest of the park as well as key buildings in downtown Washington. The flowing cascades below drop into a pool that radiates both sun and tranquility. There is a statue of Dante on the east side as well as a memorial to President James Buchanan. The gentle slope downward from north to south on this prominent hill highlights past years when much of the city of Washington was on full display. Take time to enjoy your day.

Thank jeffl499
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