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Address: 3545 Williamsburg Ln NW, Washington, DC 20008, Washington DC, DC 20015
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06:00 - 19:00
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Not just a park in the city, but a kind of leisurely museum, with a...

Not just a park in the city, but a kind of leisurely museum, with a scattering of Civil War forts, a cemetery and a 19th-century mill within its bounds.

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Beautiful place to spend the day walking and exploring. Very nice place to spend the day. Walking around this area and sight seeing was great. the architecture is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful place to spend the day walking and exploring. Very nice place to spend the day. Walking around this area and sight seeing was great. the architecture is beautiful. definitely worth visiting when in DC. Great for photos.

Thank Msdevine19
Frederikssund, Denmark
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I've been walking this wonderful park again and again, just can't get enough. Follow the road or climb the trails, put your feet in the creek when they get to hot. It's a magic place and some parts are really very high and steep. It is HUGE you will probably only see a fraction but it will be worth it.... More 

Thank Morten A
New York
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260 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I spent a summer near Dupont Circle, and I really enjoyed running up to Rock Creek Park. What a really neat park right within the municipal area of Washington, DC. It offers miles of hiking or running trails, picnic areas, and a nature exhibit center. If you're visiting DC, this may not be high on your list of places to... More 

Thank RunrDave
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Rock Creek Parkway and the park which surrounds it n both sides is an unparalleled gem unique to D.C. Snaking its narrow way from the Kennedy Center on the Potomac up to Connecticut Ave, then changing its name to Beech Drive as it passes the National Zoo, an old water mill, and miles of wooded bliss practically all the way... More 

Thank jaseaton
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Living next to it for 3 months (via Soapstone Valley) in Van Ness, Rock Creek Park was a natural draw for a walker like me. In the first few weeks I gradually widened my walking until I covered all the major paths a few areas where there were none (when I got lost). US parks are not like those we... More 

Thank Mel B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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177 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

There are bike and walking trail. You feel like you are in a park HOWEVER this is as a commuter route through the park and can be very noisy.

Thank Brellie
Quito, Ecuador
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Awesome trails and bike routes in the park, feels like you are outside of DC. Especially nice in the fall.

Thank MarkThurber
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I loved to drive to and from work through Rock Creek Park. Though the scenery is ordinary and the Park is pretty narrow as you get near downtown, driving through there is a relief from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Then, in October it was closed for reconstruction -- and, it will remain closed at least till... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

A nice long park stretching from Maryland into Washington, D. C. Great for getting a little exercise for a few hours in a forested setting with some historical sites.

Thank David B
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Fun and funky place with lots of activity. Insiders will be working with the horses but it appears that interested outsiders with respect for the animals can experience the presence of very special animals (as long as it does not get "discovered."

Thank John B

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