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Huntley Meadows Park

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Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306-2060
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One of Virginia's hidden jewels

My wife and I were in quest of Huntley Plantation, a 19th century Federal-style villa and farm in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County near Alexandria, Virginia, when we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were in quest of Huntley Plantation, a 19th century Federal-style villa and farm in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County near Alexandria, Virginia, when we stumbled into Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park in the area. At 1,452 acres, it features a visitors center, a beaver-created wetland with boardwalk, wildlife observation platforms and an interpretive... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As more and more of Northern Virginia is turned into apartment complexes, strip malls, and government buildings, it's nice to have a place like Huntley Meadows. Tucked between Telegraph and Route 1, most people probably drive by without even knowing its there. Most of the park is a nature preserve, but there is a nice system of trails and boardwalks.... More 

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Thank Cullen M
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of northern Virginia's hidden jewels. We visit at all timesof the year. The visitor/nature center is very informative. We visited with our children and then grand children. It is a perfect place for adults to explore and share nature across generation.

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Thank Kevin H
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great place to find local wildlife. Large bull frogs and geese are common, but if you are patient you will find blue herons, egrets, and even beavers. Walking trails are decently kept and accessible with your dog. Marshland board walk is off limits to dogs so they don't scare the wildlife. Lookout tower on premise if you wish to bring... More 

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Thank Rhodeygirl
Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Huntley Meadows Park is a all season park to enjoy. First time we went there in spring, then summer. Love the green, woods and meadows animal like snapping turtles, beaver and their dams, deer, birds every thing. The fall was as beautiful as picture. Beautiful, heavenly color melt your mind. This place is stunning even in winter! We borrowed binoculars,... More 

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Thank Soarin2016
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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