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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
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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In any weather is perfect!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
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 

Thank wanderingaround234
Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank NinjaTwins2013
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank Jon U
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 !

Thank Gary B
Alexandria, Virginia
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108 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank Diane B
Alexandria, VA
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

Thank Alexandria-family
Vienna, Austria
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167 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 

Thank BillandKathy27
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank John W. C
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102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was ingressing. It's a park. big ducks, harbor, I have great photos of the harbor area. nice landscaping. people don't pick up the dog poop there. I was surprised. Maybe it's a Western States thing?

Thank Jama J
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a great place to see wildlife close to the city. Boardwalks over the water get you close. It is different every time you go.

Thank BLS1

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