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Great Falls Park

9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-285-2965
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A wonderful discovery

A park that does not appear get the attention it deserves. A wonderful natural attraction with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kansas City, Missouri
Beautiful landscapes

This a great park to spend the day, it is not to large but you have the chance to see beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (106 reviews)
“national park” (65 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-285-2965
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Reviewed yesterday

A park that does not appear get the attention it deserves. A wonderful natural attraction with roaring water falls that also has great history. The National Park tour guide provided an excellent introduction on the tour. The visitor center has nice exhibits and historical descriptions.

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 3 days ago

This a great park to spend the day, it is not to large but you have the chance to see beautiful landscapes, there is one entrance were you have to pay and another were it is free but you have to walk a bit more.

Thank 65Michel56
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great falls park is the perfect park to take the family out for some easy trails and nature watching. The falls are impressive and the park is very pleasant.

Thank Sonia L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small park, but wonderful waterfalls and wide open spaces with ample picnic tables makes for a great place to spend the day.

Thank scott10jo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice place to relax. You can't believe that minutes from modern life you can be so close to nature. The fall is magnificent especially from MD side

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a lovely hike along the Potomac River to view the true FALLS in Great Falls. My daughter likes to bring her dog.

Thank I232PEkaren
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a break from the politics of Washington DC., journey down the road a short distance to Great Falls National Park. Each time we go here (and it is easy for us since we live here) the Falls look different. Rainy weather increases...More

Thank DrQuinnVA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty falls, not far away from DC. We spent just a couple of hours because of the weather (it was raining and some ways were flooded) and that made our hike a little bit risky. But anyway, what we saw was nice and interesting and...More

Thank ghf85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Falls Park is a great place to go for a day trip and escape the hustle and bustle of the city! Only 15 miles away from D.C., Great Falls makes a great location to visit for locals and tourist alike! We have hiked both...More

Thank TheWkndWarrior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to visit this park while visiting DC and wow is this place beautiful! Pictures do not do this place justice! You have to see it for yourself. If you are in the area you need to see this gem. Beautiful views and walking trails,...More

Thank Kevin N
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24 April 2017|
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Response from CatherineMorenoGamez | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of places in which you can use your stroller. However, there are some places in which the rock outcroppings hinder the trails, somewhat. If possible, use a child backpack rather or in addition to your... More
Anne M
19 February 2017|
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Response from RJPick | Reviewed this property |
I always bring my dog!
Anne M
19 February 2017|
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Response from Visiting612 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they must be on a leash. Bring water, a bowl, and doggie bags too.